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Ozeki Kisenosato will be hoping the fourth time will be the charm that lands him promotion to yokozuna.

The 30-year-old ozeki enters the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament knowing his first career title will mean promotion to sumo’s most exalted rank. This will be the fourth promotion chance for Kisenosato, who fell short in July 2013 and January 2014. His 12-3 record in July in his third attempt saw him get another chance at Ryogoku Kokugikan starting Sept. 11.

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