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Pacquiao insists on rematch clause vs Horn

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao is making sure he has a quick chance to get back at Jeff Horn in the event the Australian shocks the world and defeats him in their July 2 tussle in Brisbane.

Pacquiao, who will defend his WBO welterweight championship against Horn at the Suncorp Stadium, wanted a rematch clause in case he loses to the 29-year-old Australian.

And the Filipino icon will get his wish.

“It’s an immediate rematch clause,” Horn’s promoter, Dean Lonergan, said in a Courier-Mail report by Grantlee Kieza.

Pacquiao obviously isn’t taking Horn lightly, even though the fighting senator’s camp previously said they plan to quickly dispose of the challenger and move on.

But the 38-year-old Pacquiao isn’t getting any younger, and in his past few fights, he had been more vulnerable than he’s ever been.

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Horn, for his part, is confident of pulling off an upset in the biggest fight of his career.

And Pacquiao will have the peace of mind knowing he has an insurance policy in case things don’t go his way.

“If Jeff wins the world title, Manny wants it back straight away,” added Lonergan.

Pacquiao and his team arrived in Brisbane on Monday to help promote the fight, which reportedly will pay him a $10 million purse.

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