Gabriel Salvador, a waiter in Hollywood claims that he is the reason why Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s massive pay-per-view fight ever happened. Naturally, he feels he has waited too long for his due and is asking for his cut.
According to a lawsuit Salvador filed, that cut is worth $8.6 million.
TMZ Sports reports that Gabriel Salvador is alleging that during his time as a waiter at Craig’s in West Hollywood, he met CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves and pitched him on the idea that he could set up a meeting with Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach. Thus thanks to Salvador, Roach, Moonves and Pacquiao were brought together at Scarpetta restaurant in Beverly Hills in May 2014; making Salvador the most powerful waiter history has ever known.
Documents obtained by TMZ Sports state that Salvador — who is also an aspiring actor — told all parties involved that he wanted a “customary finder’s fee” of 2 percent of the gross money Pacquiao, Roach and CBS/Showtime would earn from the fight, if it ever took place.
It seems that the waiter/actors claims do hold some weight as he says he received a ticket to the fight, a room in Las Vegas and $10,000 to cover his expenses.
Top Rank Promotions current attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, told TMZ that the soon-to-be retired boxer has never heard of Salvador and that there is no case.
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