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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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Valley Times – Father Dave returns to ring

It was great to be on the front page of the Valley Times as I prepared for this fight. Support from local media can make all the difference!  This article was published on my 54th birthday – February 17th, 2016! click … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph: Dulwich Hill’s Father Dave Smith set to become Australia’s oldest professional boxer

When I initially took this fight I had no idea that I was becoming Australia’s oldest professional boxer of all time! What happened to all the others? They must have all had tougher lives than me and consequently have grown … Continue reading

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ABC News: Boxing priest Father Dave Smith to make pro comeback at age 54 for charity

When I initially took this fight I had no idea that I was becoming Australia’s oldest professional boxer of all time! What happened to all the others? They must have all had tougher lives than me and consequently have grown … Continue reading

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Sheikh Nimr is greatly missed – Khamenei.ir interviews Father Dave

It has been my privilege to appear a number of times now in Iranian publications. Not many Australian priests can make this boast, and the reason I am selected so regularly as an Australian Christian voice is quite simple – nobody else … Continue reading

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Boxing Priest’s fight for peace in Syria – SBS World News

It was great to get some coverage for our Boxers for Peace program. Most media outlets have refused to touch us because we don’t echo the official narrative – vilifying the Syrian government and dividing the rebels between violent jihadists and s0-called ‘moderates’. … Continue reading

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