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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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

26 Jul 2020 - 2:13PM

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

John Saxon, friend and student of Bruce Lee, and co-star in ‘Enter the Dragon’ dies at 83
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.

21 Jul 2020 - 9:38PM

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.

With Manny Pacquiao in his corner, Eumir Felix Marcial is hoping to become the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medallist
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.

21 May 2020 - 6:24PM

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

Gone in 30 seconds: tai chi master Ma Baoguo knocked out cold by amateur martial arts fighter 20 years his junior
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.

7 May 2020 - 10:48PM

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.

Mike Tyson comeback at 53? Not against the top heavyweights, says respected boxing commentator Max Kellerman
‘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

4 May 2020 - 3:57PM

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

‘No words’ – Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson describes his monstrous deadlift as he eyes boxing match against arch rival Eddie Hall
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.

27 Apr 2020 - 11:37PM

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.

Birthday boy Jet Li wishes for the world to heal during ‘our fight against Covid-19’
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

21 Mar 2020 - 10:44PM

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

Coronavirus: Chinese football star Wu Lei tests positive, goes into self isolation
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.

17 Mar 2020 - 10:58PM

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.

Coronavirus scare for Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso after woman on same flight tests positive
‘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’

14 Mar 2020 - 5:29PM

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’

‘We face challenging times’ – Jeremy Lin donates US$300,000 to help fight coronavirus
‘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

12 Mar 2020 - 11:03AM

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

‘I boxed so poorly’ – Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso suffers embarrassing loss as Olympic dreams are left in tatters
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

10 Mar 2020 - 9:29PM

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

Bodybuilding world mourns loss of one half of the ‘Barbarian Brothers’ – weird and crazy but their phenomenal strength was no joke
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.

11 Mar 2020 - 9:03PM

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.

Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso no match for world champion in Amman Olympic qualifiers
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

9 Mar 2020 - 5:51PM

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

I was really moved when Hong Kong won, says Rex Tso after reaching Olympic qualifying quarter-finals
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

8 Mar 2020 - 9:17PM

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

A de O Sales was a controversial local sports figure who played strictly by the book
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

9 Mar 2020 - 3:12PM

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

Hong Kong boxer Rex Tso wins first bout in Asia/Oceania qualifiers but takes on world champion next
‘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.

19 Feb 2020 - 11:38PM

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

‘China will win the coronavirus battle’: Ip Man star Donnie Yen donates HK$1 million to frontline medical workers in Wuhan
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’.

19 Feb 2020 - 5:45PM

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’.

UFC 248: Zhang Weili obtains US visa for title defence – ‘now I can put my heart into this’
‘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

17 Feb 2020 - 10:31PM

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

‘I hope to return with good news’: Boxing star Rex Tso flies to Jordan for Olympic qualifiers after switch from coronavirus epicentre Wuhan
‘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.

6 Feb 2020 - 10:02AM

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.

‘I must be on the front line’ of coronavirus epidemic,’ China’s  bodybuilding traditional Chinese medicine doctor says
Wuhan dilemma for IOC as Hong Kong’s Rex Tso gears up for Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifiers

Wuhan qualifying tournament next month could be postponed or even cancelled as the city battles a mystery pneumonia virus

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Wuhan qualifying tournament next month could be postponed or even cancelled as the city battles a mystery pneumonia virus

Wuhan dilemma for IOC as Hong Kong’s Rex Tso gears up for Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifiers
IFBB bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler takes first step since losing part of his leg

The 54-year-old four-time Arnold Classic winner is fitted with a prosthetic leg and takes his first step with it as he tries to stay positive after his latest setback

31 Dec 2019 - 10:32PM

The 54-year-old four-time Arnold Classic winner is fitted with a prosthetic leg and takes his first step with it as he tries to stay positive after his latest setback

IFBB bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler takes first step since losing part of his leg
Siobhan Haughey named 2019 Asian Female Swimmer of the Year by SwimSwam

The 22-year-old Hong Kong Olympian collects another award to her growing mantelpiece after setting multiple records in another outstanding year

28 Dec 2019 - 11:07PM

The 22-year-old Hong Kong Olympian collects another award to her growing mantelpiece after setting multiple records in another outstanding year

Siobhan Haughey named 2019 Asian Female Swimmer of the Year by SwimSwam
Pandemonium as fans show disgust after Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr quits against Daniel Jacobs

Food, drinks and other debris are thrown on to the ring after the Mexican quits at the start of the sixth round of shambolic super middleweight bout in Phoenix

21 Dec 2019 - 10:49PM

Food, drinks and other debris are thrown on to the ring after the Mexican quits at the start of the sixth round of shambolic super middleweight bout in Phoenix

Pandemonium as fans show disgust after Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr quits against Daniel Jacobs
Manny Pacquiao to get his own wax figure at world-famous Madame Tussauds ... in Hong Kong

The Philippines boxing icon will join a group of ‘A-Listers’ at the museum after having getting himself ‘fitted’ to become the latest attraction at The Peak

22 Dec 2019 - 3:59PM

The Philippines boxing icon will join a group of ‘A-Listers’ at the museum after having getting himself ‘fitted’ to become the latest attraction at The Peak

Manny Pacquiao to get his own wax figure at world-famous Madame Tussauds ... in Hong Kong
Bruce Lee’s daughter says she’s open to conversation with Quentin Tarantino after ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ controversy

‘I would imagine that he has no love-lost for me,’ says Shannon Lee of the Hollywood director whose movie portrayed her father as a troublemaking braggart

1 Jun 2020 - 4:22PM

‘I would imagine that he has no love-lost for me,’ says Shannon Lee of the Hollywood director whose movie portrayed her father as a troublemaking braggart

Bruce Lee’s daughter says she’s open to conversation with Quentin Tarantino after ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ controversy
Never too late: Manny Pacquiao graduates from university with a degree in political science

The Philippines boxing icon attends ceremony at the University of Makati on Wednesday as he lines up a possible summer clash against American-Mexican Mickey Garcia

12 Dec 2019 - 3:26PM

The Philippines boxing icon attends ceremony at the University of Makati on Wednesday as he lines up a possible summer clash against American-Mexican Mickey Garcia

Never too late: Manny Pacquiao graduates from university with a degree in political science
Lee Cheuk-yiu’s Hong Kong Open triumph still stands despite controversial finish, says Badminton World Federation

Umpire should not have called championship point a “fault” against his Indonesian opponent, says badminton’s world governing body

20 Nov 2019 - 7:10PM

Umpire should not have called championship point a “fault” against his Indonesian opponent, says badminton’s world governing body

Lee Cheuk-yiu’s Hong Kong Open triumph still stands despite controversial finish, says Badminton World Federation
Sage Northcutt almost had nerves ‘sliced off’ in brutal One Championship KO but is ‘super eager to come back’

Former UFC star Sage Northcutt almost had his nerves ‘sliced’ from punch by Cosmo Alexandre, and hasn’t been to the gym since suffering facial injuries on debut in May.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:53PM

Former UFC star Sage Northcutt almost had his nerves ‘sliced’ from punch by Cosmo Alexandre, and hasn’t been to the gym since suffering facial injuries on debut in May.

Sage Northcutt almost had nerves ‘sliced off’ in brutal One Championship KO but is ‘super eager to come back’
Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch kung fu moment recreated in Ip Man 4

Ip Man 4’s latest trailer gives martial arts another teaser to the popular franchise with Bruce Lee’s famous demonstration in Long Beach, California recreated

1 Jun 2020 - 4:23PM

Ip Man 4’s latest trailer gives martial arts another teaser to the popular franchise with Bruce Lee’s famous demonstration in Long Beach, California recreated

Bruce Lee’s one-inch punch kung fu moment recreated in Ip Man 4
‘It’s going to take a lot more than that to stop me,’ says Marlen Esparza after gruesome head injury

Texan needed 20 stitches to the forehead after an accidental headbutt against Seniesa Estrada during their WBA women’s flyweight bout in Las Vegas

4 Nov 2019 - 10:43PM

Texan needed 20 stitches to the forehead after an accidental headbutt against Seniesa Estrada during their WBA women’s flyweight bout in Las Vegas

‘It’s going to take a lot more than that to stop me,’ says Marlen Esparza after gruesome head injury