To become a master at something, one has to dedicate their life to it. This motto is something professional boxer Shokran Parwani has lived by from the beginning. Born in Afghanistan and raised in Germany, Shokran has proved himself to be a champion representing each of the places he calls home.
His instagram bio reads “NO BOXING NO LIFE!” And he is not exaggerating when he says it. His son and his brother both live and breathe boxing as well. There is no wonder Shokran continues to prove himself a worthy opponent as he is constantly surrounded by all things boxing. It is clear from his Instagram that Shokran understands the importance of branding himself and his lifestyle. Boxing has taken on many forms in his life: merchandise, YouTube, family, and performing. Shokran continues to put in the overtime to be the best.
Despite the setback of the pandemic, Shokran has not stopped training and living the lifestyle needed to win that next world title. Shokran said of his commitment to boxing, “Training is as natural as breathing and laughing.” The itch to get back in the ring is evident in his intense training sessions and passionate spars. The self proclaimed “Hambourg Boy” looks to return to the ring with the same fervor and fight that won him the German Championship in the light heavyweight division in 2019.
After his last title win in 2019, his son climbed into the ring to celebrate with his father. There is no denying that the young Hafiz is just as eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a professional boxer, a hard working athlete, and a dedicated family man. In this time of struggle for so many, Hafiz and Shokran have found a way to ground each other and push each other to be better.
To follow Shokran’s success take a look at his Instagram @shokranparwani and his YouTube @S P.