It's a boy for PBA star James Yap and partner Michela Cazzola
James Yap and Michela Cazzola are expecting a baby boy. Photo from James Yap's Instagram account

IT'S a boy for James Yap and fiancee Michela Cazzola.

The Star Hotshots superstar announced the gender of his coming baby with Cazzola to Ricky Lo on his Funfare column on Philippine Star on Wednesday.

The first ultrasound, Yap said, was inconclusive as the baby was in a sideward position. But the second ultrasound revealed that he is about to welcome another son when Cazzola gives birth by late July or early August.

"We have several names in mind for the baby but we haven't chosen which one yet," Cazzola said, in a report by's Arniel Serato.

This will be Yap's third child. His eldest is with a non-showbiz girlfriend back in his college days, and his second is James 'Bimby' Aquino Yap with his ex-wife Kris Aquino.

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Wedding plans for Yap and Cazzola are on hold until their son is able to act as ring bearer, according to Serato.

Yap is currently undergoing treatment for his right calf strain, which he posted on his Instagram account as his first major injury in a long, stellar PBA career.

He's out for the next three weeks, including the last remaining eliminations games of Star in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. 

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