Prior to allegedly shooting 50 Cent in May 2000, Darryl "Hommo" Baum served as Tyson's bodyguard. So two weeks after Baum was killed in June 2000—apparently in retaliation for the 50 Cent shooting—Tyson dedicated his fight against Lou Savarese to him. "I love you with all my heart," Tyson said. "Oh, God, I'm mad." Aside from dedicating the fight to Baum, Tyson also allegedly put out a $50,000 "hit" on members of a street gang that he believed to have played a part in Baum's death.
He was a friend of Darryl "Hommo" Baum, the same man accused of shooting 50 Cent nine times back in 2000.