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Takakeisho will have one shot at regaining his status at sumo’s second-highest rank, provided he is fit enough to compete, after the latest rankings released by the Japan Sumo Association saw the fan-favorite wrestler demoted to sekiwake on Monday.

The Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan kicks off on Sept. 8 and runs for 15 days.

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