Former undisputed light welterweight champion (up to 147 pounds), Terence Crawford, shared his views on the changes needed in boxing. His inspiration came from the conflict between Ryan Garcia, Oscar De La Hoya, and Bernard Hopkins:
"You know, there are a lot of things I could say, but I won't. However, there are changes that need to be made in boxing. I think they will happen soon.
As boxers, there's always something that unites us. However, the ego takes the forefront. When a promoter has many fighters, everyone has a big ego and arrogance, making it difficult to talk to them about changes. This is crucial for boxing. These changes will remove many things, like promoters and managers – things people won't like. But when everything is laid out in front of you, how can you ignore it?" – said Crawford to FightHype.com.
Ryan Garcia publicly clashed with the Golden Boy Promotions promotional company before his bout against Oscar Duarte, which he won by knockout. Terence Crawford last fought against Errol Spence, becoming the undisputed champion after defeating him. Later, the IBF stripped Crawford of the title.