Talks of Rubiel “Neckzilla” Mosquera‘s potential continue to brew following his splash in the Men’s Open division. In a recent RxMuscle YouTube video, bodybuilding veteran Kevin Levrone gave his thoughts on Mosquera, comparing him to Ronnie Coleman and Victor Richards.
“He’s probably messing around with dumbbells and doing whatever. Get him over to the right gym. If you bring him on the East Coast and you get him over there with that crazy East Coast mentality, it’s over,” shares Kevin Levrone.
Mosquera was one of the latest bodybuilders to make a statement among some of the best Men’s Open competitors on the planet. He switched from the IFBB Elite Pro League to the NPC, loaded with promise thanks to his freak factor, massive neck, and tree trunk legs.
At the 2023 Amateur Prague Pro, Mosquera handily earned his Pro card, shocking the audience with sheer size and dense side poses. In a show of confidence, “Neckzilla” returned a day later to the Prague Pro, where he challenged Nathan De Asha, Michal Krizanek, and Samson Dauda for gold. Mosquera left with bronze in his Pro debut, a promising sign of his future in the new league.
Having already drawn comparisons to names such as Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and Ronnie Coleman, many believe Rubiel Mosquera to be the future of the Men’s Open. The most recent star to weigh in on Mosquera was bodybuilder Kevin Levrone, who compared the Pro to some of his greatest rivals.
Kevin Levrone Says If Rubiel “Neckzilla” Mosquera ‘Locks Down’ His Training, “It’s Over”
Levrone likened Mosquera to Ronnie Coleman and Victor Richards, two threats who were known for their jarring size, fullness, and muscularity.
“When I was with Ronnie Coleman and I saw Ronnie, he changed from being a human being to what isn’t. And with this guy I was like he became it. What the hell is that right there? You know… so this is what I have to say about him.
“Victor Richards, when I first saw Victor Richards I was like what the hell is that? His quads were enormous and Ronnie Coleman, he’s a Victor Richards and a Ronnie Coleman combination.
One thing, this guy is like 27 years old, 27 years old… I’m here and I just got finished talking to Chris Cormier and everybody downstairs they’re all down there right now.”
He believes with enough guidance from Chris Cormier and the proper gym surroundings, Mosquera could be something special in the Men’s Open.
“He hasn’t even really connected with Chris yet. This kid is still in his mindset of his country where he came from and his surroundings. If he ever gets locked in and gets locked down with that insanity killer mentality with that psyche you know… to be able to take the training to another level, his mind psyche and just go all-in and I don’t know, that’s the question for me.
I’ve talked to him, I’ve met him, he’s very laidback, he’s very nice, he’s very passive. But I don’t know if he has that click thing in his head. If that thing clicks in his head and he’s around that right atmosphere. For instance, if he was with you back in the day and how you were, honestly, it’s over,” Levrone shares.
Moreover, Levrone highlighted that Mosquera could become a future great if he trains his brain to suffer and listens to a reliable coach.
“If Aceto could connect with him and put him on that [routine] and train his brain to suffer because you have to suffer.
If he locked that in and with everything else properly designed and the training with him — it would be one of those things that happens like when the greats come along like a Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney, and just some go crazy shit.”
Considering the changes Mosquera has already made to his physique, Levrone couldn’t be more impressed with his potential.
“I’ve seen him, this wasn’t the first time at that show. I’ve seen him two years ago, yeah when he first signed with Yava Labs, I saw him, and it wasn’t what I saw what I saw in Prague. It was a substantial freaky crazy jump. And for him to make that jump with things probably 25%, I’m telling you Dave, my opinion, shit…”
According to Levrone, Mosquera’s quads and calves are already larger than Ronnie Coleman’s were in his prime.
“His quads is damn near gotta be close to close to 38, 39 [inches]. That big. I’ve seen Ronnie Coleman in person.
Now Ronnie was a lot balanced and everything because Ronnie had balance to begin with and when Ronnie grew everything just exploded. His quads and his calves is bigger than Ronnie Coleman’s,” shared Kevin Levrone.
Mosquera’s impact in the Open was felt from the moment he stepped on stage at the EVLS Prague Pro. Samson Dauda believes the up-and-coming talent has freak factor in spades, acknowledging that he’ll be a future threat on his radar soon. Meanwhile, Nick Walker was also blown away by “Neckzilla’s” potential, and called himself a fan of the new contender.
Bodybuilding veteran Chris Cormier, who coaches Mosquera, recently told Dexter Jackson that his pupil could defeat Nick Walker in the front lat spread pose despite being a relative newcomer who doesn’t boast considerable posing experience.
There’s no doubt about it; Rubiel Mosquera’s entrance into the IFBB Pro League has added a new layer of intrigue to the Men’s Open class. Fans look forward to seeing which contest Mosquera chooses to participate in next.