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Ozeki Asashoryu let his speed do the talking Friday as he walloped komusubi Wakanosato to move one win away from clinching his second consecutive title by winning the New Year Sumo Tournament.

The roughhouse started with Wakanosato taking a slight edge after the charge, but the Mongolian brawler quickly took matters into his own hands against the komusubi, who collapsed ringside after a devastating salvo at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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