ASHLEY Brace is eyeing up a fight with double Olympic champion Nicola Adams if she can wrap up the European super-flyweight title against Romanian Xenia Jorneac tonight.

Brace’s clash with Munich-based southpaw Jorneac tops the bill of the Fire and Ice event, held at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, which will be televised live on S4C.

On a night featuring the likes of Kieran Gething, Fred Evans, Gavin Gwynne, Liam Williams, Craig Kennedy, Nathan Thorley and Bradley Pryce, Ebbw Vale’s Brace will be aiming to become a European champion at the second attempt.

Her last fight, for the bantamweight crown against Spain’s Melania Sorroche in Merthyr Tydfil last December, ended in a draw after the bout had initially been awarded to Brace’s opponent due to a mix-up on the judges’ scorecards.

Although still unbeaten in her eight fights to date, 27-year-old Brace is eager to make up for not winning that bout just before Christmas – and she has her sights set on a big domestic encounter further down the line.

“I can’t see why my fight with Nicola Adams won’t happen,” said Brace, who has stepped down to super-flyweight – the same weight as 35-year-old Adams, for tonight’s contest.

“I’m more than happy to call her out because I want to fight her.

“I’ve been wanting to prove to myself since 2014 whether or not I can beat her. I think I can. On a good night, I can beat her.

“We could fight for the British title – I could even put my European title on the line.

“It could be on a big card and I don’t see why it couldn’t happen this year.

“She’s fighting on the Lee Selby show in May and I’m hoping to go and watch, so I’m going to talk to my management and see if we can get something on with her.

“But at the moment, all I’m thinking about is beating this Romanian girl up!”

Assessing the challenge of taking on Jorneac for the vacant strap, she added: “This is a totally different fight.

“I fought this weight in my first pro fight, but no two fights are ever the same.

“Jorneac is a good fighter, she can box a bit, so I think it’ll be a much better fight to watch than the last one.

“She’ll be the first southpaw I’ve ever boxed, so it’s going to be a different challenge.

“I’m looking forward to this fight because it could show off my skills at their best.

“To be honest, I had a few injury niggles in the lead up to the Sorroche fight and I had some pain in my foot during the fight.

“You don’t realise how much of a difference it makes to you, but it did take a lot out of me.

“The end of the fight was bizarre really.

“I thought I’d nicked it by two rounds, maybe three.

“Then I found out that she’d won, and then it was a draw.

“I watched the fight back and I thought the judges must have been watching a different fight.

“I’ve learnt a lot from that fight and one thing I’ve taken from it is that I’m still unbeaten.

“I will fight Sorroche again, hopefully this year, and I’ll win the European title back at that weight as well.”

Brace-Jorneac is live on S4C tonight from 8.45pm and English commentary and subtitles are available.