Unus Alladin

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Unus Alladin

Senior Production Editor

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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‘Of course not’ – How Max Mosley tried to convince the Macau Grand Prix to upgrade to a Formula One race

Former FIA boss believed the 6.12km Guia circuit was ideal to host a round of F1 championship during the 1990s, but Macau GP organisers were not so keen.

Former FIA boss believed the 6.12km Guia circuit was ideal to host a round of F1 championship during the 1990s, but Macau GP organisers were not so keen.

25 May 2021 - 9:24PM
Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso’s Olympic dreams dashed after Paris qualifiers cancelled

The 33-year-old’s world ranking is not good enough to earn automatic qualification for Tokyo after the IOC scrapped the Paris event in June.

The 33-year-old’s world ranking is not good enough to earn automatic qualification for Tokyo after the IOC scrapped the Paris event in June.

18 Feb 2021 - 12:00PM
Tokyo Olympics still in boxer Rex Tso’s dreams – ‘I’m not going to quit … I’ll keep going’

Former unbeaten professional is still hopeful of flying the Hong Kong flag at this year’s Olympics, and has no intention of hanging up his gloves yet.

Former unbeaten professional is still hopeful of flying the Hong Kong flag at this year’s Olympics, and has no intention of hanging up his gloves yet.

21 Jan 2021 - 12:21PM
Darryl O’Young finishes fourth in Macau GT Cup after being given a 30-second drive-through penalty before race

Hong Kong driver makes a stunning recovery as he moves up the grid to almost steal a podium place before the race is red flagged because of a crash.

Hong Kong driver makes a stunning recovery as he moves up the grid to almost steal a podium place before the race is red flagged because of a crash.

22 Nov 2020 - 9:21PM
Darryl O’Young in pole position for Macau GT Cup as he makes dramatic return to Guia circuit

The 40-year-old wins the qualification race in an event he won back in 2008 as he looks to extend his number of victories at Macau to six.

The 40-year-old wins the qualification race in an event he won back in 2008 as he looks to extend his number of victories at Macau to six.

21 Nov 2020 - 10:51PM
Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix cancelled as pandemic bites hard on showpiece two-wheel race

Defending nine-time champion Michael Rutter among many British riders who have pulled out because of the 14-day quarantine imposed by Macau authorities

Defending nine-time champion Michael Rutter among many British riders who have pulled out because of the 14-day quarantine imposed by Macau authorities

8 Nov 2020 - 7:56PM
Four weeks of quarantine to race at the Macau Grand Prix: ‘It’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make,’ says Darryl O’Young

Hong Kong driver will return to the Guia circuit for the first time in two years for November’s Macau GT Cup after becoming a father again.

Hong Kong driver will return to the Guia circuit for the first time in two years for November’s Macau GT Cup after becoming a father again.

1 Nov 2020 - 10:26PM
Tragedy strikes Filipino boxing prospect Eumir Felix Marcial after elder brother dies suddenly

Eliver Marcial, the eldest of the Marcial siblings, collapses and dies on Saturday but Olympic gold medal hope decides to remain in the US to continue training.

Eliver Marcial, the eldest of the Marcial siblings, collapses and dies on Saturday but Olympic gold medal hope decides to remain in the US to continue training.

18 Oct 2020 - 6:51PM
‘Utterly disgusting behaviour’ – Ex-UFC star Michael Bisping blasts Egyptian coach after disturbing video shows him punching and kicking small child during ‘workout’

Video circulating on social media angers England’s UFC Hall of Famer after ‘coach’ punches and kicks a small child no older than six years old.

Video circulating on social media angers England’s UFC Hall of Famer after ‘coach’ punches and kicks a small child no older than six years old.

20 Sep 2020 - 6:10PM
Macau Grand Prix: blue riband Formula Three race cancelled and replaced by Formula Four for 2020 event

The blue riband race, part of the rich history of the Macau Grand Prix, will not take place this year because of the pandemic, organisers say

The blue riband race, part of the rich history of the Macau Grand Prix, will not take place this year because of the pandemic, organisers say

13 Sep 2020 - 9:45PM
Beirut blast destroys Lebanese National Rowing Centre, but rowers and coaches safe

Tuesday’s massive blast caused extensive damage to Lebanon’s elite rowing centre but fortunately it had been closed because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday’s massive blast caused extensive damage to Lebanon’s elite rowing centre but fortunately it had been closed because of Covid-19 restrictions.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:17PM
John Saxon, friend and student of Bruce Lee, and co-star in ‘Enter the Dragon’ dies at 83

The Brooklyn-born actor played the character Roper in 1973’s ‘Enter the Dragon’ and also appeared in three ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies

The Brooklyn-born actor played the character Roper in 1973’s ‘Enter the Dragon’ and also appeared in three ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies

26 Jul 2020 - 2:13PM
With Manny Pacquiao in his corner, Eumir Felix Marcial is hoping to become the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medallist

The strapping Filipino has already qualified for next year’s Tokyo Games after winning all four of his bouts at the Asia-Pacific qualifiers in Amman, Jordan.

The strapping Filipino has already qualified for next year’s Tokyo Games after winning all four of his bouts at the Asia-Pacific qualifiers in Amman, Jordan.

21 Jul 2020 - 9:38PM
Gone in 30 seconds: tai chi master Ma Baoguo knocked out cold by amateur martial arts fighter 20 years his junior

Ma Baoguo, 69, is knocked out unconscious in an embarrassing beating against a much younger opponent in a tournament held in Shandong.

Ma Baoguo, 69, is knocked out unconscious in an embarrassing beating against a much younger opponent in a tournament held in Shandong.

21 May 2020 - 6:24PM
Mike Tyson comeback at 53? Not against the top heavyweights, says respected boxing commentator Max Kellerman

The one-time ‘baddest man on the planet’ intends to return to the ring and box in exhibitions for charity after a video clip of him training went viral.

The one-time ‘baddest man on the planet’ intends to return to the ring and box in exhibitions for charity after a video clip of him training went viral.

7 May 2020 - 10:48PM
‘No words’ – Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson describes his monstrous deadlift as he eyes boxing match against arch rival Eddie Hall

‘Game of Thrones’ star and rival British strongman set to settle their differences in the boxing ring after signing contracts with Core Sports

‘Game of Thrones’ star and rival British strongman set to settle their differences in the boxing ring after signing contracts with Core Sports

4 May 2020 - 3:57PM
Birthday boy Jet Li wishes for the world to heal during ‘our fight against Covid-19’

Martial arts superstar posts rare photos of his wife, Nina, and two daughters on his 57th birthday and says he’s grateful he’s quarantining safely.

Martial arts superstar posts rare photos of his wife, Nina, and two daughters on his 57th birthday and says he’s grateful he’s quarantining safely.

27 Apr 2020 - 11:37PM
Coronavirus: Chinese football star Wu Lei tests positive, goes into self isolation

The 28-year-old Espanyol striker is one of four players from the club to be infected with the deadly virus but doesn’t require hospitalisation

The 28-year-old Espanyol striker is one of four players from the club to be infected with the deadly virus but doesn’t require hospitalisation

21 Mar 2020 - 10:44PM
Coronavirus scare for Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso after woman on same flight tests positive

The 32-year-old boxer has gone into self-imposed quarantine with the rest of the Hong Kong team for the next fortnight as Tokyo hopes thrown into disarray.

The 32-year-old boxer has gone into self-imposed quarantine with the rest of the Hong Kong team for the next fortnight as Tokyo hopes thrown into disarray.

17 Mar 2020 - 10:58PM
‘We face challenging times’ – Jeremy Lin donates US$300,000 to help fight coronavirus

Beijing Ducks star is using donations from his foundations to fight the ‘scary’ virus threat that has ‘billions affected by the closing of schools, missed paycheques’

Beijing Ducks star is using donations from his foundations to fight the ‘scary’ virus threat that has ‘billions affected by the closing of schools, missed paycheques’

14 Mar 2020 - 5:29PM
‘I boxed so poorly’ – Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso suffers embarrassing loss as Olympic dreams are left in tatters

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ has one last throw of the dice when he takes part in a World Olympic Qualification Event in Paris in May

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ has one last throw of the dice when he takes part in a World Olympic Qualification Event in Paris in May

12 Mar 2020 - 11:03AM
Bodybuilding world mourns loss of one half of the ‘Barbarian Brothers’ – weird and crazy but their phenomenal strength was no joke

David Paul, star of the cult classic ‘The Barbarians’, noted photographer and musician, died in his sleep last week just two days before his 63rd birthday

David Paul, star of the cult classic ‘The Barbarians’, noted photographer and musician, died in his sleep last week just two days before his 63rd birthday

10 Mar 2020 - 9:29PM
Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso no match for world champion in Amman Olympic qualifiers

The 32-year-old Hong Kong ace is outclassed by Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov but the ‘Wonder Kid’ gets another chance in fifth-sixth place box-off on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Hong Kong ace is outclassed by Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov but the ‘Wonder Kid’ gets another chance in fifth-sixth place box-off on Wednesday.

11 Mar 2020 - 9:03PM
I was really moved when Hong Kong won, says Rex Tso after reaching Olympic qualifying quarter-finals

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ is pleased to have cleared his first hurdle for Tokyo; thanks legion of fans for showing their support on social media

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ is pleased to have cleared his first hurdle for Tokyo; thanks legion of fans for showing their support on social media

9 Mar 2020 - 5:51PM
A de O Sales was a controversial local sports figure who played strictly by the book

The former Hong Kong sports supremo had his fair share of run-ins with local officialdom and will be remembered by the infamous Paul Spowage affair

The former Hong Kong sports supremo had his fair share of run-ins with local officialdom and will be remembered by the infamous Paul Spowage affair

8 Mar 2020 - 9:17PM
Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso wins first bout in Asia/Oceania qualifiers but takes on world champion next

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ next takes on world champion Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov for a place in Tokyo on Monday

The 32-year-old ‘Wonder Kid’ next takes on world champion Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov for a place in Tokyo on Monday

9 Mar 2020 - 3:12PM
‘China will win the coronavirus battle’: Ip Man star Donnie Yen donates HK$1 million to frontline medical workers in Wuhan

The 56-year-old star and film producer posts a 28-second video clip on Weibo thanking frontline medical staff in Wuhan.

The 56-year-old star and film producer posts a 28-second video clip on Weibo thanking frontline medical staff in Wuhan.

19 Feb 2020 - 11:38PM
UFC 248: Zhang Weili obtains US visa for title defence – ‘now I can put my heart into this’

Chinese champ Zhang Weili relieved to finally be cleared to travel to the US for Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight at UFC 248 – ‘now I can put my heart into this’.

Chinese champ Zhang Weili relieved to finally be cleared to travel to the US for Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight at UFC 248 – ‘now I can put my heart into this’.

19 Feb 2020 - 5:45PM
‘I hope to return with good news’: Boxing star Rex Tso flies to Jordan for Olympic qualifiers after switch from coronavirus epicentre Wuhan

The ‘Wonder Kid’ has been given an extra month to prepare for the Asia/Oceanic qualifiers but would have to be at his best to make it to Tokyo

The ‘Wonder Kid’ has been given an extra month to prepare for the Asia/Oceanic qualifiers but would have to be at his best to make it to Tokyo

17 Feb 2020 - 10:31PM
‘I must be on the front line’ of coronavirus epidemic,’ China’s bodybuilding traditional Chinese medicine doctor says

The bodybuilder and traditional Chinese medicine doctor has been thrust on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus in Qingdao, which is about 1,000km from Wuhan.

The bodybuilder and traditional Chinese medicine doctor has been thrust on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus in Qingdao, which is about 1,000km from Wuhan.

6 Feb 2020 - 10:02AM