Episode 7: Shabir Haidary The Boxer

Shabir Haidary is extraordinary. How can someone be so tough yet have such a modest demeanour? How can someone be so young yet have acquired such wisdom? Shabir had to grow up horribly, awfully, quickly. He left the bombs, the bullets, the fragility of existence and the destruction of Afghanistan at twelve years old; totally alone, illiterate, with no family walking beside him as he travelled thousands of miles through jungle, across mountains, treacherous seas and through country after country on a journey to somewhere, anywhere that would grant him refuge.