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!