The Mongolian outmuscles compatriot Ichinojo on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
Despite the loss, Terunofuji almost certain to be promoted to sumo's highest rank.
By beating Takakeisho in a playoff, the 29-year-old Mongolian could be promoted to sumo’s highest rank for the July tournament in Nagoya.
“Without support from my fans, I would not have made a comeback here, so please continue to support me," Spring Basho winner Terunofuji said.
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