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“I am going to tear the house down!”

That is the promise which 2008 Mr Olympia Dexter “The Blade” Jackson has given to local bodybuilding fans who are expected to turn out in hundreds for tonight’s Darcy Beckles Invitational Classic at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

In a Press launch which was held at MQI yesterday, the 235-pound Jackson indicated that although he was supposed to be in California he could not pass up the opportunity to come and guest pose at the Classic.

“Roger Boyce called me two days ago and I was preparing to head off to California but my girlfriend, Gale Elie-Cave, has grandparents from St Thomas and I had never been to Barbados, so I grabbed the opportunity,” he said.

“Most bodybuilders often are not in top form during their off season but I like to stay in shape even during my off season, so the fans can look out for a top show from me,” said Jackson. The joint record holder of four Arnold Classic winners recently captured the Dubai Pro Classic to grab US$45 000 and a Lamborghini.

Yesterday’s launch was also attended by Margaret Hoyte of MQI and Roger Spencer of Sagicor General. This year’s Classic will involve competitors from St Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua, Bermuda and Barbados.

While lots of interest will be on the Bikini Fitness, Men’s Physique and Invitational Classic where multiple champion, Hoskyn “Biscuit” Worrell, will renew his duel with Stevenson Belle, the other categories of Body Fitness and the Open Classic should also provide keen battles. (KB)

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