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article imageManny Pacquiao sued by waiter who says he set up Mayweather fight

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 28, 2016 in Sports
A waiter in Hollywood, who also appears to have a substantial acting career, is suing boxer Manny Pacquiao, claiming he is owed a cut of the profits for Pacquiao's Floyd Mayweather fight. He has also included trainer Freddie Roach and CBS in his suit.
Waiter sues Pacquiao
Gabriel Salvador says in his claim that he met CBS President Leslie Moonves at the popular restaurant he works at, Craig's. He told Moonves, the head of CBS and Showtime, who Mayweather was then under contract to, that he could arrange a meeting between Moonves, and Pacquiao.
With the view of getting them together to discuss a fight, Salvador told TMZ that in May of 2014 he did indeed arrange a meeting between Moonves, Pacquiao and Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach. It took place at the Beverly Hills establishment, Scarpetta's, Salvador says.
At that meeting Salvador claims he told both parties that should the fight go off he was to be paid a 2 percent cut of gross profits for "a customary finder's fee." He further contends that both agreed to the fee and that Roach went so far as to tell him he would "never have to work another day as a waiter" in his life.
He said he was not paid the money, however, claiming all he received was a ticket to the May 2, 2015 fight in Las Vegas, a hotel room and $10,000 for expenses. In his suit Salvador also claims that later Moonves told him CBS did not make any money and advised him to speak with Pacquiao and Roach.
He also says a Pacquiao attorney named Keith Davidson tried to buy him out with $50,000 and threatened to hinder his acting career if he did not take it. Davidson is also named in the lawsuit.
Salvador, originally from the Bronx in New York, has a successful acting career and has appeared in well-over a dozen TV shows and films, including multiple appearances on some shows such as Clubhouse (8 episodes), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Bones.
The amount Salvador claims he is owed? A cool $8.6 million. TMZ spoke with Pacquiao attorney Daniel Petrocelli who said the claims were bogus. "Salvador has no case against Manny," he said. "Manny has never heard of the guy."
Meanwhile, along with acting, Salvador continues working as a waiter in Hollywood.
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