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Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead heading into the final weekend of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Hakuho watched Kakuryu get bullied by yokozuna Harumafuji and took full advantage in the day’s final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, flooring ozeki Kotoshogiku (6-7) with a textbook uwatenage throw to move to 12-1 at the 15-day basho.

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