Jay Z has made a big splash to get his Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division off the ground. On Friday, January 9th, Hov officially signed super middleweight champion Andre Ward.

“We have signed Andre Ward and it’s something we’re very excited about,” David Itskowitch, chief operating officer of Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division, told ESPN.com. “It’s just the beginning for us but it’s a game-changer. He’s one of the best fighters in the world. Everything is coming together for us. On the same day we are having our first event, at Madison Square Garden, we are announcing our first really huge signing.”

The 30-year old fighter has a record of 27-0, 14 KOs. He’s recognized as one of boxing’s best.

Ward shared a photo of himself and Jay on Instagram that included a caption announcing the signing.

“It’s official!! #NextChapter Happy to be a part of the @rocnation family.#RocNationSports #SOG,” Ward wrote.

Due to management issues Ward last fought on November 16th, 2013.