Title favorite Terunofuji continued racking up wins in commanding fashion, while struggling ozeki Takakeisho finally broke through for his first victory Wednesday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

The lone yokozuna in the absence of Hakuho, whose stable has been sidelined following two COVID-19 cases, Terunofuji (4-0) stayed unbeaten in his first tournament at sumo's highest rank by dispatching No. 2 maegashira Hokutofuji on Day 4 at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Having beaten two opponents from the three sanyaku ranks below yokozuna, Hokutofuji (2-2) made little ground with a thrusting attack against Terunofuji, who kept the maegashira at arm's length and calmly waited for an opening to pull him to the clay.