Abdul, 19 is the most promising boxing talent in Denmark. He works his way up with a former world champion as manager and hero. When in the club Abdul is a boxer, but outside he is constantly struggling to find himself and his stance with a fear to disappoint everyone who trusts him. Religion, family, culture, tradition, ethnicity, expectations and ambitions of others on his behalf squeeze him. Shadow Boxer is a coming of age story a young mans deepest feelings and inner conflicts. We explore how he comes of age in a visually sensitive universe in sharp contrast to a masculine environment.