Breon Ansley To Compete In Classic Physique During 2023 Olympia

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Breon Ansley shared that he will remain in Classic Physique for the 2023 Olympia.

Former Classic Physique Olympia champion Breon Ansley was prepared to make the jump to Men’s 212. The Classic Physique division revised the weight restrictions and this allowed Ansley to change his plans. On Friday, Ansley shared a video announcing that he will remain in Classic Physique for the 2023 Olympia.

Ansley began his amateur career in 2012 and earned his Pro Card the very next year by winning the NPC USA Championships. He quickly rose to the top of Classic Physique, winning his first Olympia at the 2017 Olympia. Ansley continued to improve as he won both the 2018 Arnold Classic and the 2018 Olympia.

The Classic Physique division continued to grow and add talent, led by Chris Bumstead. He defeated Ansley in 2019 Olympia  to take the Olympia title and has not relinquished it since. Ansley has continued to compete in the division in hopes of one day taking back his title. Now, that could become a reality if he puts together an elite physique on stage.

Ansley took to YouTube to make his announcement and explain why he feels like this is the best option.

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The IFBB previously announced that Classic Physique will increase its weight limits. This will happen by 2-7 pounds for competitors from their allotted weight. The change was made to help shorter competitors try to even the playing field against taller athletes.

“There’s a few reasons behind but the main reason, given the seven pounds for the shorter guys, I feel like that can be an entirely different look for me and that would be ultimately what I needed to get the win because this is what’s been holding me back.”

The new weight limits allows shorter competitors to put on another seven pounds on stage. Breon Ansley believes this will help him put together an even better look.

“I think I am one of the most muscular guys. The most or one of the most muscle-bound physiques up there. So, I really think I can capitalize on the amount of muscle that I have with this extra seven pounds. Capitalize on how detailed I come in, the density, the conditioning and my muscle maturity without a doubt.”

Breon Ansley officially made his decision and will now tailor his physique for the upcoming Olympia. With Ansley back in the fold, the Classic Physique division will be even more exciting come November.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.