Jay Z has first boxing show as a promoter with new recruit and Rihanna by his side

The 45-year-old rapper could not stop smiling as he sat ringside 2015 Throne Boxing Fight Night in New York on Friday.

Just hours after signing super middleweight champ Andre Ward to his growing Roc Nation sports empire, the 99 Problems star was celebrating with his new recruit at his first ever boxing show as a promoter.

Game faces: Just hours after signing super middleweight champ Andre Ward (left) to his growing Roc Nation sports empire Jay Z sat ringside at his 2015 Throne Boxing Fight Night in New York on Friday

While boxer and the rapper may now work together, clearly they are friends as well as they both could not stop laughing as they watched the fight.

The stars turned out to celebrate Jay’s big night including his biggest musical talent Rihanna and also actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Noticeably absent was Jay Z’s wife Beyonce who must have decided to stay home with their little one Blue Ivy.

Famous friends: The stars turned out to celebrate Jay's big night including his biggest musical talent Rihanna and also actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Famous friends: The stars turned out to celebrate Jay’s big night including his biggest musical talent Rihanna and also actor Jake Gyllenhaal
New role: The event was the 45-year-old's first as a boxing promoter and he could not stop smiling

Cheer up! While the pop star was having a blast as always, Jake was a little pit more mellow during the fight

Even without his queen by his side, Jay Z ruled supreme with the packed out the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The star studded crowd watched on as welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison protected his undefeated record in a unanimous vote over veteran Tommy Rainone.

For his big night, the rapper looked the part of business mogul meets boxing promoter wearing a black suit with a black T-shirt and a silver necklace featuring an arrow design.

Well done: After the fight ended, Rihanna made sure to congratulate the man that helped make her a star, giving him a big hug

Fight uniform: For the boxing, the singer dressed in a double denim ensemble wearing a pair of boyfriend fit jeans, which she cuffed at the ankle, and a long matching jacket over a white bodice
Fight uniform: For the boxing, the singer dressed in a double denim ensemble wearing a pair of boyfriend fit jeans, which she cuffed at the ankle, and a long matching jacket over a white bodice

After the fight ended, Rihanna made sure to congratulate the man that helped make her a star, giving him a big hug.

For the boxing, the singer dressed in a double denim ensemble wearing a pair of boyfriend fit jeans, which she cuffed at the ankle, and a long matching jacket over a white bodice.

The songstress accessorised the look with a pair of grey lace up Manolo Blahniks and Louis Vuitton bag.

Stylishly simple: For his big night, the rapper looked the part of business mogul meets boxing promoter wearing a black suit with a black T-shirt and a silver necklace featuring an arrow design

Unanimous decision: The rapper watched on as welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison protected his undefeated record against veteran Tommy Rainone

Sitting pretty: The style star showed off her elaborate hand tattooes in her denim co-rd

Posting a picture of herself and the music label boss on Instagram, Rihanna said: ‘Big bro. jigga. congrats to our champ tonight #Dusty#RocNationBoxingCard.’

On the same day just before the big show, Andre announced he had joined Jay Z’s company via social media.

He tweeted: ‘It’s official! Happy to be part of the Roc Nation family.’

The boxer has been out of action for 14 months due to business disputes with his former promoter.

Rihanna wowing crowds at Wireless with surprise Jay Z performance

Giving it her all: Rihanna was very expressive as she sat next to the Hollywood actor

Dancing queen: She couldn't help but throw a few shapes as she danced along to the musicDancing queen: She couldn't help but throw a few shapes as she danced along to the music
Dancing queen: She couldn’t help but throw a few shapes as she danced along to the music
What you looking at? The star seemed unimpressed at one point as she cast her views towards something on her side

Topping up: Ri Ri was sure to keep her lipstick in tip top shape during the fun

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