Former ozeki Takayasu maintained his perfect record after six days of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, when lone yokozuna Terunofuji pulled out due to injuries.

Wrestling as a No. 7 maegashira, Takayasu (6-0) brushed aside No. 10 rank-and-filer Shimanoumi (2-4) at Edion Arena Osaka to stay one win clear of three wrestlers at 5-1, including new ozeki Mitakeumi.

Takayasu never had to shift into top gear, easily halting Shimanoumi's opening charge before pushing the fellow rank-and-filer straight out of the ring.