9/14/2016 4:10 PM
Actor Duane Martin bobbed and weaved his way out of paying to air the Floyd Mayweather–Andre Berto fight in his restaurant … according to the company in charge of distributing the bout.
J&J Sports Productions says it had rights to license Floyd’s last fight — a year ago — to bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos. But according to a lawsuit, Martin and his restaurant, XEN Lounge, straight-up jacked the feed.
In the docs, J&J says Martin illegally intercepted the feed and showed the fight at the restaurant … which helped them make a bundle that night.
Depending on the capacity of XEN, it would’ve cost a few thousand to get the fight on the up and up. Now J&J is suing for damages in excess of $175k.
We’ve reached out to Martin, so far no word back.