He made the
announcement alongside IFBB Pro League chairman Jim Manion at the Pittsburgh
Pro, after a who's who of top bodybuilders, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene
and Dexter Jackson, had performed a guest pose.
Levrone, who retired in 2003, competed in 68 pro shows, including 23 first-places, at the time the most wins for a pro bodybuilder until Ronnie Coleman broke his record.
At this point it's unclear whether Levrone would be made to qualify for the Olympia or be given a special invitation. Nor has he announced which division he would be prepping for; the new Classic Physique division might be fitting for a legend of the 90s, though the fans surely want to see him up in the Open ranks.
Levrone had recently taken to social media to speak about his new flexible dieting plan. "Eating clean is a thing of the past for me now," he said on Facebook. "I wish I knew how to do when I was competing."
Of course, this is not the first time that Levrone has teased a comeback. In 2012, he said in an interview that the years off might have given him an edge.
In any case, it's shaping up to be another big year for the Olympia.