Should Andre Ward leave Roc Nation?

Don't get me wrong. I love Jay Z and all of his contributions to the world of music and his passion and drive for business but lets face it. He has the number one pound for pound best professional boxer on the planet under his Roc Nation banner. Ward who just came off of his second straight victory against one of the toughest light heavyweights in the world, Sergey Kovalev. Somehow the rematch which theoretically carried a great deal of intrigue seemed to perform worse of on Pay-Per-View than their first bout coupled with a less than full house in Las Vegas. Andre Ward has all of the talent in the world, an undefeated record and a tremendous amount of charisma. This cannot fall on him personally. There must be more attention placed on him by the promoters.

Fans of boxing will still turn out for a well-promoted fight. Floyd Mayweather, who has traditionally been a defensive fighter who in my opinion does not put on a very exciting fight in the ring, has the ability to draw a sum of money in one night that would equal the net worth of an international pop star. Canelo Alvarez has the ability to draw a solid buyrate. Manny Pacquiao drew over four million viewers on ESPN recently to one of the best ratings that the network has had in years for a boxing match. Anthony Joshua is showing signs of becoming a megastar with great numbers after his fight against Wladimir Klitschko in April. There is also a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation for Mayweather vs. McGregor toward the end of the summer, which is projected to produce or rival record numbers on all accounts.

With all of this being said, Andre Ward deserves more for what he has accomplished. Roc Nation needs to build the platform to showcase what could be their biggest opportunity in their organization's history.


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