From Tennis legend to a prison Yoga instructor – the sad tale of Boris Becker


Boris Becker was given a prison sentence for two and a half years for hiding assets after declaring bankruptcy

During his career, Boris Becker won six Grand Slams -three Wimbledon Championships, two Australian Open titles, and one Roland Garros title. However, the legendary tennis player seems to have found a new profession as a Yoga instructor after being put in jail earlier this year. As per reports, Becker has begun to thrive behind bars as a Yoga instructor, teaching fitness routines to his fellow prisoners and losing a ton of weight.

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HAMBURG, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 22: Boris Becker, Head of Men’s Tennis Germany is giving a press conference during Round One of the Hamburg European Open 2020at Rothenbaum on September 22, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images for matchmaker)

According to reports, Becker has made friends with inmates at Huntercombe prison in England, hosting yoga classes for around 45 people. The German has given up alcohol, become a regular in the facility’s gym, and lost around 17 pounds. As a sportsman, Becker had rigorous training routines in his prime and he knows all too well about fitness and health regimes.

When and why was Boris Becker arrested?

In May this year, Boris Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges related to his 2017 declaration of bankruptcy. London’s Southwark Crown Court found the tennis icon guilty of transferring large amounts of money illegally and hiding assets after declaring himself bankrupt. The former World no.1 tennis player allegedly transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars from his business account to other accounts after declaring bankruptcy.

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Boris Becker was previously convicted for tax evasion in Germany in 2002. During his latest trial, the jury found Becker had failed to declare his share in a sprawling £1m property in his German hometown of Leimen and hid a bank loan of almost £700,000 on that house, as well as shares in a technology firm valued at £66,000. He was also found to have made £390,000 worth of payments from his business account to nine others, including those of his ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely Becker.

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