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Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.

A sell-out crowd was on hand on the first day in Kyushu for the first time in 17 years, anticipating a possible upset by newly promoted sekiwake Ichinojo — the man who in just his second appearance in the elite makuuchi division has been nicknamed “The Monster.”

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