“With that TKO, Tank became the first world champion from Baltimore to make a homecoming defense in nearly 80 years, and we wanted to say thank you for bringing that real great showcase home,” Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Wednesday.
The parade, sponsored by the mayor and the office of Public Affairs, will start at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Preston Street. The route will pass by Upton Boxing Center, where Davis trained, and end at Presstman Street.
City officials said the parade would include nine marching bands.
They also noted that a documentary about Davis would air on the city’s CharmTV station at 8 p.m. Oct. 26.