Anglican Priest punches his way into history, fighting the wrong stuff.

News reports say that he did it. He set the world record.

Anglican priest Father Dave Smith hit the ring yesterday as he tried to break the world record for most continuous boxing rounds, taking on all comers – including Anthony Mundine – to raise $10,000 for a youth centre.

The 50-year-old was last night on target to complete 120 three-minute rounds at Holy Trinity Youth Centre, Dulwich Hill.

Documentary maker John Safran also took part as well as locals, youth centre members and other priests.

Professional boxer and former rugby league player Solomon Haumono said Father Dave was an “inspiration”.

“He’s a man of honour and he leads by example,” Haumono said. “He’s a lovely man and he’s got his eye on the prize.”

Haumono said he didn’t hesitate to take part in the record attempt.

“That’s why I planned it to come late, so he was tired,” he added.

Father Caine Pennell, a minister at Enmore Church of the Nazarene, went three rounds with Father Dave and said: “It’s bringing different groups of people and faiths together.”

They must have a better class of Anglicans down under. The ones in the northern hemisphere don’t put up much of a fight.

Update. I guess not. I didn’t watch the video til the end. Apparently, he is a gay marriage supporter. I guess they are the same the world over.