Among the best elements of the IFBB Professional League is that it’s a real worldwide sport. Rivals from around the globe can face off and pose down to find out who the perfect is. There was lots of development in Germany lately because of Urs Kalecinski and Mike Sommerfeld. However, which man needs to be thought-about “the person” of their residence nation? Go away it to Chris Cormier, Terrick El Guindy, and Tim Wilkins to chime in on the subject on Prime Time Muscle.
El Guindy shared that this rivalry actually kicked off at a 2021 present in Tijuana, Mexico, the place Sommerfeld acquired the perfect of “The Golden Bear.” That led followers and consultants to consider that the identical would occur at that 12 months’s Olympia, but it surely wasn’t the case.
“Urs Kalecinski impressed everyone and acquired within the high 5. Mike Sommerfeld fell (to seventh). All Mike heard in Germany was how nice Urs was.”
Sommerfeld joined Kalecinski within the Olympia high 5 in 2022, and El Guindy feels the rivalry is much more actual now. Cormier shared that he’s spoken to each males, and he had type phrases for each champions.
“I believe probably the most upside is with Urs, however the maturity is with Mike, and he’s in all probability just a little bit thicker,” stated “The Actual Deal.” Wilkins acknowledged Kalecinski’s social media following in addition to his fanbase’s presence when he competes onstage.
“When he was on the Olympia final 12 months, his reputation was proper up there with C-Bum (Chris Bumstead),” he informed El Guindy, who reminded the opposite hosts that their careers transcend the stage. Their affect on-line makes a giant distinction of their careers as effectively. Sommerfeld’s posts with favorable comparisons to Kalecinski had been one other huge element on this very actual rivalry.
“Clearly he was sending a message to Urs ‘hey, I’m higher than you.’”
The subsequent time we might see this rivalry play out in actual life is on the 2023 Traditional Physique Olympia in Orlando, FL on Nov. 2-5. You will get tickets at www.mrolympia.com. You can even subscribe to Olympia TV’s YouTube channel to see this and all episodes of Prime Time Muscle each week. Don’t neglect to comply with @prime_time_muscle on Instagram as effectively.