I see that many people hate the stat boosts and think they should be removed and I understand that point if view, but some of us love them and it was something I wanted in the game to break up the monotony of rock paper scissors which is what the game felt like before.
As an alternative to removing them, I think there could be two arenas. One with boosts, the other without. Similarly to the new tournaments, you could choose to do either arena. Same thing for strike towers and friend battles. A person could choose if they want to play with stat boosts or not.