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Kisenosato’s bid for promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament is now hanging by a thread after the ozeki suffered his second defeat on Tuesday.

The Tagonoura stable wrestler slumped to 1-2 at the 15-day tourney, falling to second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin (1-2) and miserably failing to capitalize on the absence of the winningest yokozuna of all-time, Hakuho, at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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