Top-of-the-line elements of the IFBB Professional League is that it’s a true worldwide sport. Opponents from all around the world can present up and compete to find out who’s one of the best. There was nice progress in Germany lately because of Urs Kalecinski and Mike Sommerfeld. However which man must be thought of “the person” of their homeland? Depart it to Chris Cormier, Terrick El Guindy and Tim Wilkins to weigh in on the subject Prime Time Muscle.
El Guindy mentioned this rivalry actually began at a 2021 present in Tijuana, Mexico, the place Sommerfeld obtained one of the best of “The Golden Bear.” This led followers and pundits to consider that the identical would occur at that yr’s Olympia, however that was not the case.
“Urs Kalecinski impressed everybody and made the highest 5. Mike Sommerfeld fell (to seventh). The one factor Mike heard in Germany was how nice Urs was.”
Sommerfeld joined Kalecinski within the Olympia prime 5 in 2022 and El Guindy feels the rivalry is much more actual now. Cormier mentioned he has spoken with each males and had form phrases for each champions.
“I feel essentially the most optimistic is with Urs, however the maturity is with Mike and he is in all probability a bit of bit thicker,” mentioned “The Actual Deal.” Wilkins acknowledged Kalecinski’s social media following in addition to his fan base’s presence when he competes on stage.
“When he was on the Olympia final yr, his recognition was proper up there with C-Bum (Chris Bumstead),” he instructed El Guindy, who reminded the opposite hosts that their careers transcend the stage. Their affect on-line additionally makes a giant distinction of their profession. Sommerfeld’s publish with favorable comparisons to Kalecinski was one other huge part of this very actual rivalry.
“Clearly he despatched a message to Urs ‘hey, I am higher than you’.”
The following time we may see this rivalry play out in actual life is on the 2023 Traditional Physique Olympia in Orlando, FL on the 2nd-Fifth. November. You will get tickets at www.mrolympia.com. You can even subscribe to Olympia TV’s YouTube channel to look at this and all episodes of Prime Time Muscle each week. Remember to observe @prime_time_muscle on Instagram too.