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Estonian behemoth Baruto stayed in the hunt for promotion to sumo’s top rank of yokozuna with a routine defeat of winless Kyokutenho on Friday, the sixth day of action at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

The former nightclub bouncer was never in any danger in the day’s next-to-last bout at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, getting both arms around the Mongolian and spinning him around and down with a “shitatenage” underam throw to sit one win behind lone yokozuna Hakuho.

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