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Overnight leader Takayasu maintained his one-win buffer at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday by beating fellow rank-and-file wrestler Hokutofuji.

Fighting as a No. 7 maegashira, former ozeki Takayasu improved to a perfect 7-0 to finish the first week of the 15-day tournament at Edion Arena Osaka as the only unbeaten competitor.

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