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Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby ap8889 » June 9th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Selling his Wimbledon trophy for £1000. Apparently blew his dough on ex-wives, a familiar tale!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... is-player/

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Re: Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby moorfield » June 9th, 2018, 10:53 pm

ap8889 wrote:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/09/boris-beckers-wimbledon-cups-go-sale-bankrupt-tennis-player/


Becker’s fortune was eroded by bad investments and expensive settlement deals.


Let's hope he finds his way here to Lemon Fool - we'll put him right. Better than being in a broom cupboard. :shock:

What can't be taken away from him is winning Wimblydon at 17, which I still remember watching. Stunning.

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Re: Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby XFool » June 10th, 2018, 11:01 am

ap8889 wrote:Selling his Wimbledon trophy for £1000. Apparently blew his dough on ex-wives, a familiar tale!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... is-player/

Hah! I see he owes a large debt to a bank I own shares in. Feel free to put in offers, LMF tennis fans! ;)

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Re: Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby Clitheroekid » June 11th, 2018, 1:29 am

There seems to be something of a mystery about the villa that he owns - or doesn't own - in Majorca.

There's been recent press coverage of it having been occupied by some `hippies' - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... r-12608553 - and it was on the market in 2007 for £13m.

However, BB has denied ownership - https://twitter.com/theborisbecker/stat ... 1041843202.

I suspect that he's technically correct, in that he doesn't own the villa personally. However, like many villas in Spain it's probably owned by a company, and it might be worth his trustee in bankruptcy asking who owns the shares in the company ... ;)

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Re: Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby stewamax » June 13th, 2018, 8:19 pm

Becker appears to think he is still marketable.
If I compare 59-year-old McEnroe - who has obviously kept himself physically and mentally fit and is an excellent 'expert' commentator at Wimbledon - with 50 year old Becker (who obviously has not ...ditto... and perhaps is only too aware of it), it reminds me rather sadly of such personalia as George Best and Paul Gascoigne who were exceptionally talented when young but never developed the emotional maturity to handle life when their first career waned.

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Re: Boris Becker Bankrupt

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Postby forrado » June 15th, 2018, 12:40 am

Looks as if Boris is trying to pull a fast one according to this BBC report at …

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44489798

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Nice one Boris if the judge will let him get away with it.


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