German tennis legend, former Wimbledon champion and poker ambassador Boris Becker has been sent to prison for two and a half years for hiding £2,500,000 in assets in order to avoid paying debts.
The German tennis legend and former PokerStars, partypoker and GGPoker ambassador found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.
The four charges were concealing debt, removal of property, and two counts of failing to disclose assets based on Becker’s bankruptcy in June 2017, which resulted from an unpaid loan of more than £3,000,000 for his luxury finca in Mallorca.
What added insult to injury was that Boris Becker didn’t show had any acceptance of guilt in front of the court said Judge Deborah Taylor.
Who is Boris Becker?
Boris Becker is a former world No. 1 tennis player, who rose to stardom by becoming the youngest ever Wimbledon champion at age 17 in 1985.
Becker has won six Grand Slam singles titles consisting of three Wimbledon Championships, two Australian Opens and one US Open.
Boris is the first male tennis player to appear in seven Wimbledon finals. Becker retired from tennis in 1999, and has turned his focus on coaching.
Boris Becker was the coach of Novak Djokovic for three years, who has been No. 1 for the longest period ever on the ATP tour amounting to a staggering 362 weeks.
Boris Becker the Poker Player
PokerStars signed Becker as a member of Team PokerStars in November 2007, before he switched to partypoker in December 2016, before ultimately becoming a GGPoker ambassador in April 2020.
Boris Becker has played in several big tournaments such as the EPT, WPT and even in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop at the 2017 WSOP Europe.
Becker also appeared in several different poker TV shows such as German High Roller as well as in King’s Casino’s high stakes format called Cash Kings:
Boris Becker has $111,416 in live tournament winnings and seven cashes. His largest score comes from the $25,500 WPT Five Star World Poker Classic 2019, where Becker reached 40th place for $40,855.
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