“The Boogieman” will step again onstage in 2023.
IFBB Professional League males’s open bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu has introduced his intentions to compete within the 2023 Chicago Professional contest, scheduled for the weekend of July 21-22, 2023 in Chicago, IL. Awodibu shared the information on Instagram by posting a throwback picture of his first win on the 2022 Indy Professional contest.
“We’re locked in on Chicago [right now]. 7 weeks.”
Awodibu will probably be making his first contest look of the 2023 season. He’s coming off of a breakthrough 2022 marketing campaign that noticed him rating his first two wins within the Indy Professional and New York Professional on back-to-back exhibits. He additionally certified for the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest on account of these wins.
His final look onstage was at that Mr. Olympia present in Las Vegas, NV on Dec. 14-16, 2022, which was his debut within the sport’s most prestigious contest. Awodibu completed that present exterior of the highest 15. The champion of that present was Hadi Choopan. All rivals positioned under fifteenth are merely marked as tied for sixteenth.
Away from the stage, Awodibu has developed a big worldwide fanbase because of his movies, coaching, confidence, and charisma when he’s at exhibits or posting on social media.
He garnered loads of that spotlight when he was selling himself for the 2021 New York Professional on the expense of fellow rising star Nick Walker, who was additionally competing in that contest. Walker would win the present, whereas Awodibu positioned sixth. After taking an prolonged offseason, he returned in 2022 with an even bigger physique and higher posing, which helped him rating his two victories that season.
He was anticipated to compete on the 2023 Arnold Traditional in Columbus, OH in early March, however Awodibu withdrew from the competition shortly after he was introduced, citing a have to relaxation from the 2022 aggressive schedule.
As of this writing, it’s unknown which different athletes will probably be competing within the Chicago Professional. If Awodibu doesn’t win the present, he should compete once more if he needs to qualify for the 2023 Olympia in Orlando, FL on the weekend of Nov. 2-5, 2023. Solely present winners can qualify for the Olympia within the 2023 season. The deadline for qualifying is Oct. 9, 2023.
Featured Picture: @blessing_awodibu on Instagram