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In a highly entertaining bout that had the fans at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on the edge of their seats, both men attempted leg kicks, perhaps inspired by Hoshoryu's winning technique on the previous day.
But sekiwake Hoshoryu eventually got a double-handed grip on the belt before deploying a powerful overarm throw to send komusubi Tobizaru sprawling to the dirt surface.
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Author: Jim Armstrong
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