All the trophies and personal belongings of Boris Becker will be auctioned online from Monday. British firm Wyles Hardy will hold the auction to partially clear the debts of the bankrupt Boris Becker. Wyles Hardy announced on its website that the auction will end on July 5.
According to the reports, Becker auctioned 82 items, which includes his medals, trophies, watches, and photographs. Boris Becker has conquered 49 titles in his career, which includes six grand slam titles and also earned around 20 million euros in prize money.
The German tennis legend was declared bankrupt in 2017. However, according to the reports, the auction would also not help Boris Becker to clear his debt. The reports suggest that Boris Becker’s total debt is over millions of pounds.
Some of his trophies that will go into the auction includes a replica of the Challenger Cup, which was awarded to Boris Becker after he conquered the Wimbledon Championships title, and the three-quarter size replica of the Renshaw Cup, which was awarded to him after he became the youngest ever grand slam singles champion. Becker lost the Wimbledon Championships finals in 1990. His runners up medal will also be up for a grab at the auction.
Wyles Hardy & Co. shared a picture on Twitter which included all the trophies and medals earned by Boris Becker in his career. They wrote on Twitter, “Coming soon – Timed online auction of sporting memorabilia and collectables from the tennis career of Boris Becker.”
Coming Soon – Timed Online Auction of Sporting Memorabilia and Collectables from the Tennis Career of Boris Becker #tennis #auction #Wimbledon #halloffame #Memorabilia #ATPTour pic.twitter.com/zaFJT64gys
— Wyles Hardy & Co (@WylesHardy) June 21, 2019
In 2018, Boris Becker was supposed to auction his trophies and souvenirs but the German claimed to have a diplomatic status which stopped the sale.
According to Becker, he had been assigned by the President of the Central African Republic as a specialist for sports, culture and human welfare. However, the Central African Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that the passport owned by the 51-year-old was fake. Hence, it did not work out and finally, Becker auctioned his trophies on the market.
According to Mark Ford, one of the three trustees of Becker’s bankruptcy estate, “The first attempt “attracted very substantial bids.”
Sporting Memorabilia and Collectables from the Tennis Career of Boris Becker – Timed Online Auction NOW LIVE #Wimbledon #USOpentennis #auction #trophies #sportingmemorabilia #daviscup pic.twitter.com/XtulI8u5xZ
— Wyles Hardy & Co (@WylesHardy) June 24, 2019