Baltimore plans to celebrate its two-time super featherweight world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis with a parade Oct. 26.
Davis successfully defended his title in his hometown in July, defeating Ricardo Núñez by technical knockout in the second round before about 15,000 fans at Royal Farms Arena.
“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.
College soccer: The CCBC Essex men’s and women’s soccer teams both captured Maryland Juco Athletic Conference championships and are the No. 1 seeds in the NJCAA Region XX Division I tournament. The men’s team is ranked No. 19 and the women’s team No. 13 in NJCAA Division I.
On Tuesday, the men’s team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Frederick CC, 3-2, on a goal by Acolmi Rios with 10 seconds remaining.
The women, who have won 16 straight games since a season-opening loss, defeated Frederick, 3-1, with Kara Dietrich scoring her 43rd goal of the season and Ryleigh Fachler adding two goals.
NBA: The Washington Wizards waived forwards Justin Anderson and Jemerrio Jones and guard Phil Booth (Mount Saint Joseph). Anderson averaged 9.8 points in four games in the preseason while Jones averaged 4.0 points in four games and Booth appeared in four games. Booth is expected to play with the Wizards’ G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go, The Washington Post reported.
The Wizards also signed forward Jalen Jones and center Anzejs Pasecniks.
Men’s college basketball: Loyola Maryland was picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League, and senior guard Andrew Kostecka was named one of five players on the Preseason All-League Team.
College administration: Johns Hopkins named Jake Olkkola senior associate director of athletics. Olkkola, who is currently the director of athletics at Colby College, will begin his tenure at Johns Hopkins on Nov. 18.
College football: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Bowie State junior Ja’rome Johnson the Quarterback of the Week, while Bowie senior John Robinson was named Offensive Lineman of the Week.
>> The Salisbury starting offensive line of seniors Tyler Rosello, Tyler Norwood and Owen Bolyard and juniors Caleb Weatherford and Joseph Osborne was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United will play Toronto FC in the first round of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday at 6 p.m. The match will be broadcast on TUDN nationally and locally on dcunited.com.