Boris Becker is teaching his fellow inmates yoga and has lost more than a stone in weight after being sent to prison for bankruptcy offences.
Boris Becker : Prison | Weight loss | Yoga | Net worth
Becker was born in Leimen, a town in the German state Baden-Württemberg, the son of Elvira and Karl-Heinz Becker. Named after the Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak, young Becker was raised Catholic.
|Full name||Boris Franz Becker|
|Born||22 November 1967
Leimen, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Turned pro||1984 (amateur tour from 1983)|
|Retired||25 June 1999|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
His father Karl-Heinz, an architect, founded a tennis centre in Leimen, where Becker learned to play tennis. He received his secondary education at Helmholtz-Gymnasium in Heidelberg.
His mother Elvira Becker, née Pisch was from the Moravian village of Kunewald (Kunín).
In 1974, Becker joined TC Blau-Weiß Leimen tennis club and began training under Boris Breskvar. By 1977, he was a member of the junior team of the Baden Tennis Association.
Boris Becker Prison
Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.
The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.
The case centred on Becker’s bankruptcy in June 2017 resulting from an unpaid loan of more than £3m on his luxury estate in Mallorca, Spain.
Referring to Becker’s previous conviction for tax evasion in Germany in 2002, she told the former world number one: “You did not heed the warning you were given and the chance you were given by the suspended sentence and that is a significant aggravating factor…
“You have… sought to distance yourself from your offending and your bankruptcy.
“While I accept your humiliation as part of the proceedings, there has been no humility.”
Boris Becker Weight loss
Boris Becker Weight loss as he is reported to have lost weight and won friends in the UK prison where he is serving a sentence related to his 2017 bankruptcy, according to a German newspaper.
The former Wimbledon champion was transferred from Wandsworth prison to Huntercombe prison near Nuffield, Oxfordshire, in May.
In April he was jailed for two and a half years for concealing £2.5m of assets to avoid paying money he owed after his bankruptcy.
The tabloid Bild, quoting a source close to Becker, said the 54-year-old had been training regularly in the prison fitness studio and had given up alcohol, which is banned. The source said he had lost about 8kg (1st 3lb).
Becker is also working as an assistant alongside the prison coach for fitness and psychology, drawing on his experience as a former world No 1 tennis champion, Bild reported.
According to the source, Becker is teaching about 45 fellow inmates in fitness, nutrition and crisis management at the prison, which has a sports complex with a climbing wall, an astroturf pitch and a cardiovascular fitness room.
Becker is also said to be instructing other prisoners in a “special type of yoga and meditation”, the source told the paper. “As a sportsman, he knows only too well the highs and lows of victories and defeats. He is sharing his life experience with his fellow prisoners.”
Boris Becker is teaching his fellow inmates yoga and has lost more than a stone in weight after being sent to prison for bankruptcy offences six months ago.
The German tennis legend, 54, is apparently ‘doing well given the circumstances’ and ‘fits constructively into everyday prison life’, according to his lawyer Oliver Moser.
The six-time Grand Slam champion was sentenced to five years on April 29, half of which is to be served behind bars, at the low-security HMP Huntercombe in Oxfordshire.
He was convicted of several fraud offences after hiding £2.5 million in assets and loans in an attempt to avoid paying off his debts.
But although he is allowed to make phone calls and communicate with the outside world at any time, the father-of-four ‘does not want to stay in detention a day longer than necessary’, a source told German newspaper BILD.
The source added that he has a solitary cell and behaves impeccably in prison, while another said: ‘He’s popular with his fellow inmates.’
Boris Becker is a former German professional tennis player and current coach who has a net worth of $100 thousand.
|Net Worth:||$100 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 22, 1967 (54 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)|
|Profession:||Tennis player, Businessperson|
According to Becker himself, as stated during a bankruptcy fight in 2022, during his professional tennis career he earned roughly $50 million. After adjusting for inflation, that’s the same as around $120 million in today’s dollars.
Despite his enormous financial success, Boris has struggled with financial and legal issues in later life. In 2017 Boris began fighting a British bankruptcy court in what became a prolonged battle lasting through 2022.