Trophies and personal souvenirs of the youngest Wimbledon winner, German tennis star, Boris Becker will be auctioned from Monday by British firm Wyles Hardy to partially clear the bankrupt legend’s debts.
Becker, who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17, will be auctioning 82 items online which includes medals, cups, watches as well as photographs. The sale which will end on July 11 has a replica of a Challenge Cup awarded to Becker following one of his Wimbledon wins, and the three-quarter size replica of the Renshaw Cup presented after he became the youngest ever Grand Slam singles champion.
The 6-time Grand Slam winner nicknamed “Boom Boom” added to his feather 49 titles and more than 20 million euros as prize money during his tennis career. He now focuses his activities doing commentaries for the tennis matches. The 51-year-old Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017.
He claimed he had diplomatic status and thus immunity in 2018 and had also claimed that he was appointed by the President of the Central African Republic as a sporting, cultural and humanitarian ‘’attache” to the European Union. But this claim was denied by the Central African Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the passport brandished by Becker was a fake one.