A convicted murderer kisses Boris Becker’s hand after he saved his life in prison
Boris Becker has shared some fascinating details about an altercation he had with a murderer during his time in prison.
After spending eight months in prison in London, the German was deported to Germany, where he got a murderer to kiss his hand.
After being found guilty of three charges relating to his bankruptcy, Becker was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He spent eight months in prison in London before being moved to Germany on a fast-track scheme for foreign criminals.
During his time in prison, he experienced some of the most dangerous spells, including an altercation with a convicted murderer.
He threatened me with all the things he would do to me, Becker said. Becker then shouted for help and was rescued by around 10 prisoners.
Supposedly, the murderer misunderstood Becker’s popularity in prison, and he later apologized and kissed Becker’s hand while asking for forgiveness.
In general, Becker described prison time as ‘humbling’. It’s what it is, you don’t have time to think about whether it is humbling or not. “It’s do or die,” Becker said. “One of the things you have to learn inside is acceptance, and you have to learn it quickly.”
There is only one thing you can control: your mind. I managed. My tennis life helped. I was probably a Stoic while playing tennis, without even knowing it.