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Big Ramy’s Win Over Victor Martinez at the 2013 NY Pro Has Trickle Down Effect

When Victor Martinez’s name was announced as the runner-up at the 2013 IFBB New York Pro, more than just a surprised loud reaction from the sold out crowd took place. Sure, the home town favorite may have lost to someone competing in his first pro show, but this decision – which, by the way, was the one hundred percent correct one – sent shockwaves throughout the entire open division.

Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay was even better than expected and the behemoth from Kuwait dwarfed Martinez. The Dominican Dominator did have a successful comeback after enduring unwanted time off due to visa issue detention and an broken arm, taking the stage in excellent condition but lacking some of the size that he has possessed in the past. And the line-up was definitely top-heavy, with fellow New Yorkers Juan Morel and Jon Delarosa finishing third and fourth, respectively.

With a win by Martinez, he would have certainly been in the conversation for the Olympia. (Editor’s note: Martinez will in fact compete in the Toronto Pro this weekend and can still earn a qualification.) But now, the near-300-pound Ramy will have more of a chance to shake things up come September in Las Vegas. If he can get his conditioning even sharper, then Phil Heath will have to look over his shoulder even more. The reigning two-time Sandow winner already has Kai Greene, Shawn Rhoden and Jay Cutler gunning for him.

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