from Tim Smith in today’s NY Daily News :

Gary Sheffield and his beautiful gospel-singing wife tried to get back to their life yesterday, after she trashed an alleged extortionist’s claims that she engaged in three-way sex.

The couple stepped out in public for the first time last night since the lurid news broke, sitting four rows from ringside for a boxing match at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where their longtime friend Winky Wright defended his WBC/WBA super welterweight title.

“I’m not going to really comment on what’s been going on,” said Sheffield. “I issued a statement and I’m just going to let that speak for us right now. I really don’t want to get into any of it.”

But his 28-year-old wife, DeLeon Richards, hit back on her Web site late Friday, trashing the claims that she was in a sex video with singer R. Kelly and another woman.

“The first thing I would like to say, I have never been involved in any acts concerning three people in my entire life nor would I ever,” Richards wrote on the site.