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The retirement of record 45-time champion yokozuna Hakuho is expected to be formally accepted by the Japan Sumo Association at a regular board meeting later this week, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

“I’ve more than fulfilled my role. I cannot continue wrestling (in the way expected of) a yokozuna,” Hakuho was quoted as saying by a close associate.

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