By Luke Furman
Country Hall, Sart-Tilman in Liege, Belgium - In another close encounter, Alexander Miskirtchian (24-2-1, 9 KOs) of Belgium won a twelve round majority decision over French boxer Sofiane Takoucht (27-3-1, 12 KOs) in an IBF final featherweight eliminator. The scores were 115-113, 117-111, 114-114. The two boxers previously met in September of 2011 in France, where Miskirtchian was able to win a close twelve round split decision with scores of 115-113, 115-114 and the third judge had it for Takoucht with 115-113. Miskirtchian is now the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Evgeny Gradovich.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.