Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Desus Nice and Kid Mero's commentary dubbed 'trash'
Desus Nice and Kid Mero's commentary did not go down too well with many viewers of the already controversial Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul match
The Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul match has already drawn widespread criticism, and it seems to keep on coming. The latest targets are Desus Nice and Kid Mero, who have been roped in to commentate on the exhibition bout. And it's safe to say that social media isn't too pleased.
The bout has already drawn the ire of Twitter, for its uneven matchup. Mayweather is 50-0 in his professional career, while Paul has fought just two games — lost 1 and drawn the other. The YouTuber was jokingly backed as the winner of the fight, given that Mayweather has retired from professional boxing. Boxing ace Conor McGregor also got involved, slamming the fight on Instagram and telling Mayweather, "Fight someone for real, on your record, or f**k off mate." He also dubbed the bout, "embarrassing".
Now, the critics have returned to slam the commentary for the bout, provided by comedians, YouTubers and TV personalities Nice and Mero. Given that Paul is also a YouTuber, the choice does seem to make sense, but not to some users on social media. It didn't take long for their commentary to become a trending topic, with the internet divided over the choice of commentators. While many have slammed the duo, others seem to be loving it.
'Somebody gotta get Desus and Mero off the mic'
"They said back to Desus & Mero I threw my laptop across the room," one user said. Another cried, "Desus and Mero commentary not helping man." One person slammed the duo and said, "Desus & Mero are mad annoying yo. Glad they aren't commentators the whole night."
they said back to Desus & Mero I threw my laptop across the room— BON (@Gresham2x) June 7, 2021
Desus and Mero commentary not helping man 😭😭😭😭— Te!ko (@TheTanMamba) June 7, 2021
Desus & Mero are mad annoying yo. Glad they aren't commentators the whole night.😒— 𝓞ℓ𝓨𝔪𝐏Ⓘα 👑🏹 (@TheNC_Ollie) June 7, 2021
One person said, "Bruh somebody gotta get Desus and Mero off the mic, their commentary is trash, I’m half tempted to watch this shit on mute or in Spanish."
A handful of users though saw the funny side. "Lmao Desus and Mero doing commentary for the fight is hilarious," one person tweeted. Another laughed and said, "Desus and Mero got me crying with the commentary." One tweeted, "The fact they got Desus & Mero commentating tonight makes this Mayweather & Paul fight even better."
Lmao Desus and Mero doing commentary for the fight is hilarious— Rohan Mahashabde (@romash1) June 7, 2021
Desus and Mero got me crying with the commentary 😂— Rob (@berto__p) June 7, 2021
The fact they got Desus & Mero commentating tonight makes this Mayweather & Paul fight even better😭— Gud Guy VS Trap Jesus (@PJBURT2) June 7, 2021
"Gonna need Desus, Mero & Mauro commenting on everything going forward," one enthusiastic fan said. Another joked, "Let me know if you’re not rooting for desus and mero so i can come to your house and fistfight you in the front yard."
Gonna need Desus, Mero & Mauro commenting on everything going forward— Mr. Acosta (@MrAcosta89) June 7, 2021
let me know if you’re not rooting for desus and mero so i can come to your house and fistfight you in the front yard https://t.co/GI1SOuJBIJ— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 7, 2021
The duo was hired by Showtime PPV to commentate on the match, along with an already star-studded commentary lineup. Others include veteran announcer Mauro Ranallo, boxing analyst Al Bernstein, former champion Abner Mares, and mixed martial artist Brendan Schaub. The duo was flown down to Miami from New York, where they shoot their late-night comedy show 'Desus & Mero'. For a fight with no winner, the bout has earned a lot of coverage by Showtime, including a pre-fight special and behind-the-scenes coverage.