Lionel Beyeke signs with Weider after a breakout showing at the New York Pro
June 3, 2011
On the heels of a breakthrough outing at last weekend's New York Pro, Lionel
Beyeke signed an exclusive contract with Weider Publications. Beyeke placed
fourth in New York in only his second professional contest.
"We are very happy to welcome Lionel to Weider Publications," FLEX
Editor-in-Chief Allan Donnelly said. "His tremendous potential was evident
to anyone in attendance at the New York Pro. We believe Lionel has the work
ethic and attitude to capitalize on that potential and continue to rise up
the ranks in the IFBB Professional League. We believe he has a very bright
future in the sport."
Beyeke, 30, is in his second year in the IFBB Pro League. He placed sixth at
the 2010 Phoenix Pro before deciding to work with trainer/nutritionist Hany
Rambod and target the 2011 New York Pro. The decision paid off, as Beyeke
took the stage in New York at a bodyweight of 252 pounds - 32 pounds of
added muscle since the Phoenix Pro.
Beyeke, who currently lives in France, will look to continue his rise up the
ranks at the Toronto Pro on June 17-18. He will bypass the 2011 Mr. Olympia
and target the 2012 FLEX Pro as his next contest after Toronto.
Check out the video with Lionel below!