No. 8 maegashira Hokutofuji kept his perfect record and took the lead after seven days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday when No. 3 Tamawashi suffered his first loss.
Tamawashi (6-1) was on the verge of claiming his seventh consecutive victory as he pushed Wakatakakage (4-3) to the limit, but the sekiwake held on and knocked down the 37-year-old veteran at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
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