Takakeisho’s promotion bid in jeopardy after loss to Mitakeumi
Osaka – Lone ozeki Takakeisho sank to 3-3 with a loss to rank-and-file opponent Mitakeumi at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, jeopardizing his bid for a second straight championship and promotion to yokozuna.
Komusubi Daieisho, No. 5 maegashira Midorifuji and No. 7 Takayasu, meanwhile, moved into a three-way tie for the lead by remaining unbeaten on Day 6 at Edion Arena Osaka.
In a battle of current and former ozeki, Takakeisho could not capitalize on the momentum from his strong opening hit and was eventually pushed out by third-ranked maegashira Mitakeumi (3-3).
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