Since his imprisonment there has been a lot of speculation about Boris Becker’s (54) everyday life behind Swedish curtains: there was talk of violence and intolerable hygienic conditions, later it was reported that Becker was transferred to the luxury part of the prison.
But what does the life of the ex-tennis professional behind bars really look like? Boris now wants to clear up the numerous reports about his everyday life in prison. He therefore had his German media lawyer make a statement to the TV broadcaster RTL. “Almost nothing that has been read in recent weeks, especially the big headlines, is correct,” says Christian-Oliver Moser. Becker gets annoyed when untruths are spread about him. “He doesn’t want to and can’t accept that.”
Boris Becker is “a fighter”
Then Moser becomes more specific: “He didn’t press emergency buttons, that’s fictitious, he didn’t complain either. He doesn’t complain, »explains the lawyer. The reports that Boris Becker was transferred to another prison wing, to a “comfort wing”, are also untrue. “He only changed cells once.” The block that Becker was taken to after his conviction is still the same.
But how did the rumors come about? Moser can only guess: “Maybe there are people who work in the prison and think they can counter information.” These statements are “definitely not valid.” His sportsmanship seems to help the former tennis star in the current difficult situation. “He’s a fighter. That’s what he is in this situation.”
The former Wimbledon champion was recently sentenced to two and a half years in prison for delaying bankruptcy. Becker is currently serving his sentence in Wandsworth Prison in London. It is rumored that his lawyers are already working on a retrial. (bang/paf)
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