Fans will be happy to hear that Sergio Oliva Jr. will make his anticipated return to action this weekend. In a recent Instagram post, Oliva Jr. confirmed his arrival in Los, Angeles and revealed plans to compete at the 2023 Musclecontest California State Pro show on Saturday.
Sergio Oliva Jr. is the son of bodybuilding royalty, three-time Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva, who led a decorated career during the 1970s and 80s that saw him defeat icons such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, and Franco Columbo.
His son, Sergio Oliva Jr. took the bodybuilding reigns and has shown immense promise as an Open class talent. Having earned first at contests like the New York Pro, Oliva Jr.’s combination of mass, class, and muscle balance make him a fan favorite. He continues to display improvements year to year and even stood out on the Arnold Classic stage back in 2020.
Oliva Jr.’s last competition came at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro where he secured third place. While the contest was won by Shaun Clarida, Oliva Jr. managed to defeat fourth-place finisher Tonio Burton. Recently, Burton won the 2023 New York Pro and guaranteed his spot on the Olympia stage in November. With history competing against each other, Sergio Oliva Jr. will look to once again defeat Burton this weekend.
Sergio Oliva Jr. Jumping into 2023 Musclecontest California State Pro Show This Weekend
Oliva Jr. shared late Thursday night that he arrived in Los Angeles, California after flying over from Dubai. In previous physique updates, Sergio Olvia Jr. revealed he’s been weighing around 286 pounds. With that in mind, fans expect him to easily be the biggest man on stage.
Find Sergio Oliva Jr.’s statement below where he hashtagged this weekend’s California show:
“We did it!! Never done this before and got on a plane across the world to hop on stage right away. I’m a stress ball of water but no matter what happens I’m soooooo happy to be able to just do what I love and be back in my home. GOD BLESS THE USA🇺🇸
@musclecontestinternational #TheCalPro” Oliva Jr. wrote.
There have been ongoing rumors about Sergio Oliva Jr. competing for some time. He made an appearance in an Olympia TV interview and laid out why he wasn’t able to participate in the Arnold Classic South America show. Instead, Oliva Jr. said he was aiming for either the New York Pro or California Pro. Though, he later specified that he was more interested in the California contest because he’s already won a New York Pro title.
The bodybuilding standout has faced considerable adversity in the lead-up to this contest. Oliva Jr. was arrested and jailed in March following a traffic accident. In the end, a man’s life was lost, however, Oliva Jr. was later found innocent of all charges except for some traffic violations. Nevertheless, he was forced to sit in prison for a few days, which he described as the worst experience of his life.
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With his travel issues seemingly corrected, Oliva Jr. will aim to earn gold and his Olympia ticket for November. Fans are excited to see how he fares against last weekend’s New York pro finalists, Tonio Burton and ‘Beef’ Stu Sutherland.
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