Unus Alladin

Unus Alladin is an award-winning sports journalist. He has covered the Hong Kong and international sports scene for more than 35 years, ranging from Formula One to the Olympic Games.
Unus Alladin
Unus Alladin is an award-winning sports journalist. He has covered the Hong Kong and international sports scene for more than 35 years, ranging from Formula One to the Olympic Games.

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Manny Pacquiao will make me a huge score when he beats Keith Thurman, says trainer Freddie Roach

For first time in years, bookmakers have installed Philippines boxing icon as the underdog – but his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is hugely confident.

6 hours ago

For first time in years, bookmakers have installed Philippines boxing icon as the underdog – but his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is hugely confident.

Manny Pacquiao will make me a huge score when he beats Keith Thurman, says trainer Freddie Roach
Geraint Thomas suffers heavy fall in Switzerland, but he’s cleared to defend Tour de France title

Welshman’s spill comes just six days after Ineos teammate Froome crashed at Criterium du Dauphine but he’s been clear to defend his Tour title next month

19 Jun 2019 - 4:39PM

Welshman’s spill comes just six days after Ineos teammate Froome crashed at Criterium du Dauphine but he’s been clear to defend his Tour title next month

Geraint Thomas suffers heavy fall in Switzerland, but he’s cleared to defend Tour de France title
Tale of the Tape | Manny Pacquiao ‘brain damage’ fears are ridiculous – he might be past his prime but he’s hardly finished

Bob Arum’s assertion the Filipino boxing icon might suffer brain damage against Keith Thurman is unfounded – he’s still healthy at 40 and would give the best a run for their money.

5 hours ago

Bob Arum’s assertion the Filipino boxing icon might suffer brain damage against Keith Thurman is unfounded – he’s still healthy at 40 and would give the best a run for their money.

Manny Pacquiao ‘brain damage’ fears are ridiculous – he might be past his prime but he’s hardly finished
Manny Pacquiao allays fears he might suffer brain damage as he prepares for Keith Thurman fight

Promoter Bob Arum warns 40-year-old boxing icon he risks permanent injury, but Filipino says his life is in God’s hands as he steps into the ring against unbeaten American

19 Jun 2019 - 2:26PM

Promoter Bob Arum warns 40-year-old boxing icon he risks permanent injury, but Filipino says his life is in God’s hands as he steps into the ring against unbeaten American

Manny Pacquiao allays fears he might suffer brain damage as he prepares for Keith Thurman fight
Jackie Chan’s inspirational message for Jesse Jane McParland, teenage martial arts star of World’s Got Talent

‘He’s my idol,’ says 13-year-old World’s Got Talent star Jesse Jane McParland, who received copy of Chan’s book signed with the words ‘never give up’

16 Jun 2019 - 7:40PM

‘He’s my idol,’ says 13-year-old World’s Got Talent star Jesse Jane McParland, who received copy of Chan’s book signed with the words ‘never give up’

Jackie Chan’s inspirational message for Jesse Jane McParland, teenage martial arts star of World’s Got Talent
Floyd Mayweather flaunts wad of HK$1,000 notes on Peninsula hotel helipad during Hong Kong trip

‘Money’ flashes his cash and shadowboxes in front of Hong Kong skyline in a series of Instagram videos, while also posing for a picture with Amy Zhou.

19 Jun 2019 - 3:31PM

‘Money’ flashes his cash and shadowboxes in front of Hong Kong skyline in a series of Instagram videos, while also posing for a picture with Amy Zhou.

Floyd Mayweather flaunts wad of HK$1,000 notes on Peninsula hotel helipad during Hong Kong trip
Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso receives eight stitches on forehead after losing amateur fight in Shanghai

The ‘Wonder Kid’ is taken out of the ring on a stretcher and rushed to hospital after suffering the injury in his first defeat in more than eight years.

15 Jun 2019 - 10:39PM

The ‘Wonder Kid’ is taken out of the ring on a stretcher and rushed to hospital after suffering the injury in his first defeat in more than eight years.

Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso receives eight stitches on forehead after losing amateur fight in Shanghai
Floyd Mayweather in Hong Kong to discuss potential mega-money exhibition fight

Unbeaten boxer is holding talks with DEF Promotions over the possibility of staging an exhibition here in the future, after visiting Tokyo a few days ago.

17 Jun 2019 - 3:38PM

Unbeaten boxer is holding talks with DEF Promotions over the possibility of staging an exhibition here in the future, after visiting Tokyo a few days ago.

Floyd Mayweather in Hong Kong to discuss potential mega-money exhibition fight
Unbroken and unstoppable: How bodybuilder Calum Von Moger came back after losing 50 pounds of muscle through injury

Two-time Mr Universe is making a comeback after injuries almost put paid to his career as his movie ‘Unbroken’ becomes the No 1 sports film in the US

13 Jun 2019 - 8:55AM

Two-time Mr Universe is making a comeback after injuries almost put paid to his career as his movie ‘Unbroken’ becomes the No 1 sports film in the US

Unbroken and unstoppable: How bodybuilder Calum Von Moger came back after losing 50 pounds of muscle through injury
Andy Ruiz Jnr compared to ‘Butterbean’ by ESPN sportscaster in ultimate insult

TV commentator and new champion engage in a war of words as promoter Eddie Hearn denies Joshua was hurt during training in the lead-up to fight

4 Jun 2019 - 9:55PM

TV commentator and new champion engage in a war of words as promoter Eddie Hearn denies Joshua was hurt during training in the lead-up to fight

Andy Ruiz Jnr compared to ‘Butterbean’ by ESPN sportscaster in ultimate insult
Andy Ruiz Jnr’s rise to the top started in Macau when he was on the undercard of Pacquiao and Zou Shiming

Mexican-American was confident he would become world heavyweight champion in 2013 when he fought on Zou Shiming’s Fist of Gold II undercard

2 Jun 2019 - 11:10PM

Mexican-American was confident he would become world heavyweight champion in 2013 when he fought on Zou Shiming’s Fist of Gold II undercard

Andy Ruiz Jnr’s rise to the top started in Macau when he was on the undercard of Pacquiao and Zou Shiming
Slap smackdown: Russian ‘Dumpling’ Kamotskiy blasts ‘Bazooka Arms’ with one blow

The 168kg (370lb) behemoth from IIansky knocks down his latest victim in a bizarre sport that is becoming extremely popular, especially among YouTube followers.

30 May 2019 - 1:40AM

The 168kg (370lb) behemoth from IIansky knocks down his latest victim in a bizarre sport that is becoming extremely popular, especially among YouTube followers.

Slap smackdown: Russian ‘Dumpling’ Kamotskiy blasts ‘Bazooka Arms’ with one blow
Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee’s watch sells for huge price at auction in Hong Kong

Unidentified buyer snaps up rare collectible – which Lee gifted to friend Herb Jackson around 1968 – for much more than expected price of HK$80,000 to HK$150,000.

28 May 2019 - 11:09PM

Unidentified buyer snaps up rare collectible – which Lee gifted to friend Herb Jackson around 1968 – for much more than expected price of HK$80,000 to HK$150,000.

Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee’s watch sells for huge price at auction in Hong Kong
Security guard stops Jeremy Lin from boarding bus in Milwaukee ... but he’s delighted Raptors are in NBA Finals

It’s not the first time the point guard was refused entry and he’s hoping to get more play time as the Raptors face Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals

14 Jun 2019 - 12:28PM

It’s not the first time the point guard was refused entry and he’s hoping to get more play time as the Raptors face Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals

Security guard stops Jeremy Lin from boarding bus in Milwaukee ... but he’s delighted Raptors are in NBA Finals
Bruce Lee ‘genuinely cared’ about people around him and was generous too, says daughter Shannon Lee

Martial arts legend paid for his friend James Lee’s medical expenses when he was dying of lung cancer, and bought clothes for Ted Wong when he was trying to find a date

28 May 2019 - 11:12PM

Martial arts legend paid for his friend James Lee’s medical expenses when he was dying of lung cancer, and bought clothes for Ted Wong when he was trying to find a date

Bruce Lee ‘genuinely cared’ about people around him and was generous too, says daughter Shannon Lee
Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger proves how strong he still is in new video on his ‘drop kick’ attack

The Terminator star hardly flinches as man launches a two-footed attack on him in Johannesburg, South Africa in a new video showing different angle

23 May 2019 - 1:08AM

The Terminator star hardly flinches as man launches a two-footed attack on him in Johannesburg, South Africa in a new video showing different angle

Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger proves how strong he still is in new video on his ‘drop kick’ attack
Iker Casillas’ wife Sara Carbonero reveals she is battling ovarian cancer, weeks after husband’s heart attack

Sara Carbonero makes shock announcement just three weeks after World Cup winner was rushed to hospital during training session with FC Porto.

22 May 2019 - 4:19PM

Sara Carbonero makes shock announcement just three weeks after World Cup winner was rushed to hospital during training session with FC Porto.

Iker Casillas’ wife Sara Carbonero reveals she is battling ovarian cancer, weeks after husband’s heart attack
‘Super’ Sage Northcutt recovering after nine-hour surgery to fix eight facial fractures sustained in One Championship loss

The 23-year-old American is recovering from his devastating first-round knock out loss to Cosmo Alexandre at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

20 May 2019 - 10:24PM

The 23-year-old American is recovering from his devastating first-round knock out loss to Cosmo Alexandre at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

‘Super’ Sage Northcutt recovering after nine-hour surgery to fix eight facial fractures sustained in One Championship loss
‘You can kill a man and get paid for it’ – Deontay Wilder shocks fans ahead of heavyweight clash against Dominic Breazeale

Bronze Bomber wants to ‘get me a body on my record’ and that it was ‘legal’ to kill a man in the ring as he doubles down on his death threat on fellow American

16 May 2019 - 3:33AM

Bronze Bomber wants to ‘get me a body on my record’ and that it was ‘legal’ to kill a man in the ring as he doubles down on his death threat on fellow American

‘You can kill a man and get paid for it’ – Deontay Wilder shocks fans ahead of heavyweight clash against Dominic Breazeale
Renowned film actress Gong Li set to play Chinese volleyball legend Lang Ping in new movie

The mainland-born Singaporean will play a sports figure for the first time in her career with shooting to begin soon and HK director Peter Chan at the helm

16 May 2019 - 12:17AM

The mainland-born Singaporean will play a sports figure for the first time in her career with shooting to begin soon and HK director Peter Chan at the helm

Renowned film actress Gong Li set to play Chinese volleyball legend Lang Ping in new movie
American hurdler Infinite Tucker becomes an online sensation after launching himself Superman-style over finish line

Texas A&M track and field star’s jaw-dropping finish goes viral at the end of the 400m hurdles at the SEC championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas

15 May 2019 - 3:26PM

Texas A&M track and field star’s jaw-dropping finish goes viral at the end of the 400m hurdles at the SEC championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas

American hurdler Infinite Tucker becomes an online sensation after launching himself Superman-style over finish line
Opinion | Raymond Poon’s latest loss is another savage blow to Hong Kong boxing

The 23-year-old is at a career crossroads after losing his second professional fight, this time against a 20-year-old southpaw from Guiyang province

13 May 2019 - 10:50PM

The 23-year-old is at a career crossroads after losing his second professional fight, this time against a 20-year-old southpaw from Guiyang province

Raymond Poon’s latest loss is another savage blow to Hong Kong boxing
Rare Bruce Lee interview footage unearthed from before martial arts legend became famous

Pioneering American celebrity reporter Harry Martin interviews future martial arts superstar in 1966 segment released by the Centre for Sacramento History.

11 May 2019 - 7:48PM

Pioneering American celebrity reporter Harry Martin interviews future martial arts superstar in 1966 segment released by the Centre for Sacramento History.

Rare Bruce Lee interview footage unearthed from before martial arts legend became famous
Messi’s miserable night gets worse after team bus leaves without him

Barcelona captain makes his own special arrangements to head back to the airport as incident completes a night to forget for Argentine great

8 May 2019 - 9:33PM

Barcelona captain makes his own special arrangements to head back to the airport as incident completes a night to forget for Argentine great

Messi’s miserable night gets worse after team bus leaves without him
Paralysed gymnast Jesher Yau returns to Hong Kong for further treatment but funds running out

The 29-year-old is still hopeful of walking again after spending four months in a US hospital but funds to help pay for his expenses are almost exhausted.

8 May 2019 - 10:35PM

The 29-year-old is still hopeful of walking again after spending four months in a US hospital but funds to help pay for his expenses are almost exhausted.

Paralysed gymnast Jesher Yau returns to Hong Kong for further treatment but funds running out
Former Mexico soccer star Jesus Arellano arrested on charges of raping niece

The now retired player appeared in three World Cups and was considered one of the most skilful Mexican forwards ever

6 May 2019 - 8:10PM

The now retired player appeared in three World Cups and was considered one of the most skilful Mexican forwards ever

Former Mexico soccer star Jesus Arellano arrested on charges of raping niece
Size doesn’t matter as ‘little guy’ KOs big gym bully in China viral video

Chinese netizens give their support to the ‘weakling’ who throws a perfect left hook after being slapped by an arrogant gym instructor

5 May 2019 - 10:51PM

Chinese netizens give their support to the ‘weakling’ who throws a perfect left hook after being slapped by an arrogant gym instructor

Size doesn’t matter as ‘little guy’ KOs big gym bully in China viral video
Fleet-footed Floyd Mayweather flees the scene after police are called in following an altercation in jewellery store

Police are investigating the altercation in a jewellery store in upscale Miami

19 Jun 2019 - 5:55PM

Police are investigating the altercation in a jewellery store in upscale Miami

Fleet-footed Floyd Mayweather flees the scene after police are called in following an altercation in jewellery store
Curry-loving Ng On-yee ‘blessed’ by Chandigarh as she reclaims Asian snooker title

The reigning world champion says there’s something magical about the Indian city as she reclaims Asian crown after stopping challenge of China’s Bai Yulu

5 May 2019 - 3:15PM

The reigning world champion says there’s something magical about the Indian city as she reclaims Asian crown after stopping challenge of China’s Bai Yulu

Curry-loving Ng On-yee ‘blessed’ by Chandigarh as she reclaims Asian snooker title
World Cup winner Iker Casillas suffers heart attack during training

The 37-year-old is recovering in hospital after feeling unwell during training

2 May 2019 - 12:03AM

The 37-year-old is recovering in hospital after feeling unwell during training

World Cup winner Iker Casillas suffers heart attack during training