Big Ramy is out of the 2023 Olympia but believes it will be another great event.
Big Ramy might not be competing during the 2023 Olympia but will keep an eye on the show come November. After announcing that he will not be part of the event, the former champion shared who he believes could be in the top five this year.
Ramy won his first sandow at the 2020 Olympia with his insane combination of size and conditioning. He successfully defended his title at the 2021 Olympia, winning back-to-back competitions. In 2022, Ramy returned to the Olympia but saw his progress decline, falling to fifth on the scorecard. He competed during the 2023 Arnold Classic as well and finished fourth. Following this performance, Ramy claimed that he was not interested in taking time off but has changed his tone.
“I HAVE TO BE SMART TO KNOW THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO BE ON STAGE AND THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO STOP A LITTLE BIT, THINK THIS YEAR, I HAVE TO GET A BREAK FROM THE SHOW AND IF I HAVE THE CHANCE TO BRING A BETTER VERSION OF MYSELF AND I CAN BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT, YEAH, I WOULD BE IN THE NEXT SHOW.”
Ramy recently caught up with Bob Cicherillo in a recent YouTube video where the duo was able to discuss the upcoming Olympia competition.
Big Ramy Predicts Top Five Finishers
Big Ramy knows a thing or two about winning on the Olympia stage but will not be present this year. Instead, he talked about who he could see winning the show come November.
Big Ramy’s Top Five:
“That’s the hardest question you can ask me. All of them deserve to have the title. Hadi is working very hard. Samson is getting bigger. Derek is getting bigger every time. Brandon, he’s a Mr. Olympia. Everyone, we have the best lineup.”
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Ramy went onto discuss how he does not have a winner picked out but highlighted four competitors in particular in no order.
“I think Brandon would be and Hadi for sure. He’s the Mr. Olympia. Derek and Samson, that’s it. There’s a lot of guys. If you need my number five, I think Hunter can make something good because his last two shows. Oh my gosh. You know what, maybe yeah, between Nick and Hunter.”
Big Ramy will be a fan of this year’s Olympia competition and believes that it can be one of the best yet. The Men’s Open division continues to be loaded and the talent is wide once again. Come November, there will be plenty to watch on stage during the Men’s Open prejudging and finals.