Takakeisho pulled off a big win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, defeating ozeki Tochinoshin to remain in a tie for the lead in his bid to get re-promoted and win a second top-division title.

The young sekiwake earned his fourth-straight win of the 15-day meet at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, where three of the five joint leaders dropped off the pace. Rank-and-filer Meisei also improved to 9-2 to retain a share of the lead.

In the penultimate bout of Day 11, Tochinoshin tried to wrangle Takakeisho around but the sekiwake stayed on his feet, then quickly spun behind the ozeki and connected on a massive shove that also sent the match referee flying off the raised ring.