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Welcome to Checkmates Boxing Center!

Darren Maciunski

If you are looking for a great phystical workout and to learn the skills of boxing and self defense, you have reached the right place. Darren 'Checkmate' Maciunski, who won the 147lb Open Class of the New Jersey State Golden Gloves Championship in 1990 is here to train you! His professional ring resume includes wins over former World Champions Meldrick Taylor, and Buddy McGirt. He also went through six grueling rounds with Fernando Vargas before being prematurely stopped in 1998.

In 2009, Darren was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.

Quick, agile, powerful, and clever. You can be too! Click here to contact and set up an appointment. You won't be disappointed!

A little bit of trivia: Darren was dubbed 'Checkmate' beause of his proficiency at chess.

About Darren


In 1990, Darren won the 147lb. Open Class of the New Jersey State Golden Gloves championship. He lost by split decision in the National Golden Gloves semi-finals. In 1991, Darren won New Jersey and ...

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To my father

To my father

This site is dedicated to my Dad, who taught me so much inside and outside of the ring! He was my best friend.

He passed away on June 16, 2000.

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