ASHLEY Brace has been given another shot at a European title after missing out late last year when her challenge for the bantamweight crown ended in controversy.

The unbeaten Ebbw Vale ace headlines Sanigar Events’ Ice Arena Wales show in Cardiff on Saturday, April 14, four months after drawing with Spain’s Melania Sorroche.

Sorroche was originally named as the winner of the fight but it later transpired that one of the judges’ scorecards had been added up incorrectly.

However, Brace won’t be facing Sorroche in a rematch this spring, instead she will meet German Xenia Jorneac for the vacant European super-flyweight strap.

"When I boxed Melania it was a great contest but I didn't feel at my best, she was much stronger than I thought, it was a combination of things,” said Brace.

“Moving down to super-flyweight will give me a big advantage in size and strength.

“I know that with the team around me I will be fighting for world titles very soon and beating Xenia on April 14 will put me in the perfect positon to do so.

“This is a must-win for me, I want to make a statement.”

Also on the Ice and Fire show, Pontypool’s Kieran Gething goes for a first title in the pro ranks when he and Mountain Ash’s Tony Dixon do battle for the vacant Welsh welterweight belt.

Former Commonwealth champion Jamie Arthur manages Gething and is excited to secure his prospect a shot at the Welsh title “I think it's a great opportunity for Kieran to challenge Tony,” he said. “I remember when I defeated Dai Davies to win my Welsh title back in 2008.

“Ten years on I have every faith that Kieran can use his boxing skills and do the same.”

St Josephs-trained Gavin Gwynne, who became Welsh lightweight king in December, is set for another title fight, to be confirmed soon.

While Gwynne’s stablemate Dan Barton, from Newport, looks to continue his unbeaten start as a professional following two wins and a draw.

British title challenger Craig Kennedy is set to make his return to the ring in the capital, while Welsh light-heavyweight champion Nathan Thorley, Swansea's Kristian Touze and Cardiff’s Jacob Robinson also feature.

JJ Evans boxes at home for the first time in his six-fight career, Barry's Jason Sillet will make a welcome comeback, and Kacper Dudzinski, from Swansea, debuts.

Promoter Jamie Sanigar is pleased to be promoting his second live show in partnership with S4C.

He said: "This will be another fantastic night for Welsh boxing and I'm delighted we've secured home advantage for Ashley Brace's second challenge for the European title.

“This is Ashley's big chance to win a major title and at the premier venue in the Welsh capital.

“Dixon against Gething is a fight that has captivated the imagination of Welsh fight fans.

“Everyone in the game knows that Dixon is a real puncher but Gething has amateur pedigree and is hungry for that Welsh title.

“It’s a major boost for Welsh boxing to have secured free-to-air national TV coverage on S4C once again and I believe this line-up can emulate the fantastic show in December."

Tickets are available from the box office on 0117 949 6699 or online at priced at £60 and £50 ringside, £30 unreserved seating, and under-16s accompanied by an adult £10.