I recently had the privilege and honor of producing a logo for professional boxer, Devar Ferhadi. Devar was born in Kurdistan and grew up in Frederick, Maryland. He currently attends medical school in Kurdistan. Devar has quickly climbed the fight ranks and is now an Undefeated Super-Middleweight Professional Boxer. The design incorporates Devar’s initials, along with the 21-point star featured in the Kurdish flag. Keep an eye out for this logo on TV once he hits Showtime!
As the second child of Kurdish immigrants, Devar’s parents sought refuge in America in 1997 fleeing the reign of dictator Saddam Hussein when he was 3 years old (born 1994). Growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah until age 8, Devar moved to Maryland where he attended Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Maryland. In Devar’s senior year of high school, at age 17, he traveled to Kazakhstan as an official member of the Iraqi National Boxing Team where he competed for a position in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London in the 81kg division. Unfortunately, Devar came up short as his lack of proper training resources and experience made the difference in that isolated incident. After the latter fight, which turned out to be Devar’s last amateur fight, he entered the professional ranks as an 18 year old after graduating Tuscarora High School where he finished 4th in his class with highest honors. This standing earned Devar a near full scholarship to Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where Devar attended for about 1 year before deciding to enter medical school in his homeland of Kurdistan. Once Devar turned professional in boxing, he completed his professional debut with a 1st KO and won his next 2 fights, one of which by KO, before returning to his homeland of Kurdistan to attend medical school. While at medical school, Devar returned for about 3 more fights during his holidays and breaks from school in which he won all 3 by way of KO.
Devar is a 21 year old undefeated professional boxer that currently attends medical school in Kurdistan. He travels back to the United States 3 times per year to fight 3-5 times every year while enrolled in medical school. Devar is setting forth to become world champion, the first ever world champion in a major sport to come out of Kurdistan. Right now, Devar fights in the middle to super-middleweight divisions. Devar is said to have a “very crowd pleasing style” with good power and the ability to walk down his opponents, forcing them to fight. That is why he is called “Jengawar” (in Kurdish) or “The Warrior”.