American rapper Jay Z made a temporary switch on Friday when he held a maiden boxing event as a promoter, under the name Roc Nation Sports. The event held at the Madison Square Garden in New York drew celebrities like Rihanna, actor Jake Gyllenhall and rapper, Fabolous, who made a performance appearance during the bouts interlude. The conspicuous absence of Jay Z’s wife, Beyonce, was so loud on the event. A few hours before the first fight began, Jay Z signed on super middleweight world champion Andre Ward. The boxer was excited to sign with the legendary rapper, taking to his Twitter account to announce the new deal. ďIt’s official! Happy to be part of the Roc Nation family,Ē Andre Ward tweeted. Boxers Hernandez-Harrison and Tommy Rainone exchanged punches in the first bout, with the former retaining his unbeaten title.