No. 8 maegashira Hokutofuji improved to 9-0 at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with No. 3 Tamawashi also coming out on top in his bout to stay a win back.

No. 4 Takayasu, No. 10 Nishikifuji and No. 14 Chiyoshoma all won to improve to 7-2, while no one from sumo's top four ranks has more than six wins as the crowd witnessed another day of upsets at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Hokutofuji used his left hand to push the throat of Wakamotoharu (6-3) only to see the No. 6 rank-and-filer hold his ground and make a few steps forward.