Promoter Don King will arrive in St. Louis on Friday with a full schedule of appearances to tout his Gateway to Glory boxing show featuring hometown star and former world welterweight champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks attempting to dethrone current IBF junior middleweight champion Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin at Savvis Center on July 8, 2006. His first appearance will be atop his own float on Saturday in the Veiled Prophet Parade at 10 a.m. in downtown St. Louis. The larger-than-life promoter will be overshadowed by huge animated fighting robots on his float. “I love America, St. Louis and big events,” King said, “and there is no bigger Independence Day parade than the Veiled Prophet Parade. It’s an honor to be in St. Louis to pay tribute to the greatest country in the world and our Founding Fathers who made it all happen.” King will travel to Busch Stadium later that afternoon to be interviewed for a Cardinals pre-game television show. His final stop of the day will be to present the winner’s trophy at the first Arthur Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament at Grand Marais golf course in East St. Louis. In another event open to the public, King will host the weigh in for all boxers on the card at Kiener Plaza on Market St. in downtown St. Louis in the afternoon on July 7. Tickets for Gateway to Glory are on sale at the Savvis Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster centers, or on the automated phone line at (314) 241-1888. Karmazin vs. Spinks and Steve Cunningham vs. Guillermo Jones will be broadcast domestically on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT.