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Hakuho seized sole possession of the lead with a ninth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered a shock first defeat at the hands of Yoshikaze.

Looking to move within one title of the all-time record of 32 held by legendary yokozuna Taiho with another championship victory here, Hakuho (9-0) was his usual dominant self at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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