As for Kevin Levrone, I have brought him to Australia 2 or 3 times over the years. He competed in my grand prix in 2002. Was way out of shape but went home and trained properly and nearly beat Ronnie the same year. He was a freak. One of the strongest bodybuilders ever.
I also hung out with Kevin around the world at a few Olympias, Arnold's and Grand Prixs. He was always a good bloke, good fun and just a little different.
We got on the drink a few times and boy can he drink. I remember after an Arnold prejudging, he was a bit flat so we sat at the hotel bar slamming vodka. He went back to the finals about 20% sharper. Anyone else would have been wiped out.
I still get the occasional email and will try to get him to Oz in 2013 for a legends seminar that I am planning.
Fantastic stuff here! Out of the newer pros, the upcoming guys, who do you think is going to make it and be top 3 Olympia one day?
The seperation of skill and talent is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who try to excel, who have dreams, that want to be a thing. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.