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Talking about Mordechai Vanunu on the set of Hamghesse

In August 2016 I had the privilege to travelling to Iran to be featured in an episode of ‘Hamghesse’ (which means ‘stories’ in Farsi). You can read my reflections on the trip as a whole in my blog (here). What … Continue reading

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Fighting Father Dave on Outlook (BBC World Service)

I had hoped that when a larger-than-life portrait of myself in my boxing gear appeared in the middle of the Sydney CBD (see my mural story) that it might lead to me getting a high-profile boxing match. Well … nothing so far. … Continue reading

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The Guardian meets the Fighting Father

I confess that I was a little ambivalent when I was first approached by a journalist from The Guardian, asking whether he could write a story about me. I said “does it matter that I’m a friend of Julian’s?” I … Continue reading

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The Father Dave Mural in the centre of Sydney’s CBD!

It was an enormous privilege to be involved in the recent ANZ ‘Inspiring Locals’ project. It’s meant having my portrait painted by world-renowned graffiti-artist, Luke Cornish (who happens to also be a personal friend of mine). 🙂 Even though I’ve … Continue reading

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news.com.au: Father Dave and Boxers for Peace aim to highlight the real situation in Syria

This is the best article to date published about the 2016 Boxers for Peace mission to Syria. Our goal is to tell the world about the real Syria and news.com.au has a great audience and, what’s more, Oliver Murray told the story … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph: Fighting Father Dave Smith subject for renowned street artist E.L.K

It was a great privilege to be spray-painted by my friend Luke Cornish (aka. E.L.K.). This is the same man who came with us to Syria and returned the head of Khaled Al-Assad to Palmyra through his amazing artwork. Some … Continue reading

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SBS World News: Australian boxers fighting for peace in Syria

A big thank-you to Luke Waters for putting together this piece for SBS World News. It is perhaps the primary goal of Boxers for Peace to let the whole world know what is really going on in Syria. In truth, … Continue reading

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SANA News: In solidarity with Syria, Australian boxing team conducts exercises

It was great to have the support of Syrian media for our 2016 Boxers for Peace mission. Even though our goal was to spread the truth about Syria to the outside world, it was great to know that we were being well … Continue reading

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Valley Times: Father Dave boxes way to win

  It was great to have the Valley Times behind me for this fight. A big thank you to journalist, Kim Palmer, and photographer, Radim. This article was published the day after the fight – February 20th, 2016 Click the … Continue reading

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