Boxing catastrophe

So, long story short my boyfriend is "teaching" me how to box. However, this is not going very well and everytime we box together we both end up arguing with each other. I get that hes been doing this for 10 years now, but I just started and he's just saying "do this, do that, blah, blah, blah." I've disscussed this with him before about how I can't learn like that, and ways we can fix it. He tells me that I have to fix one thing about the way I am boxing, then hes like "oh well you have to do this too" and then I try to do both and I screw up. So, I suggested that maybe I can work on one thing, and when I get that down, add on another element. However he then just stops our conversation because he thinks that he is always going to be right in this situation becasue obviously he knows all. He does this all the time and let me tell you, it's so annoying. I can't deal with it anymore. He is 6 years older than me, and I get that he does have worldly experience on me, but hell, he doesn't know everything. I'm about to graduate with a degree in applied mathematics and a minor in computer science with an almost 4.0 GPA. I'm not dumb, no where near. Yes, he is more educated in the things going on in present day (he reads cracked and reddit so obviously he knows everything) and I'm not really up to date with stuff, I don't like reading the news because it's always sad and I always disagree with things. I don't argue with him on points I know I don't know enough about but he always has this arrogant feel to him. I'm not street smart, I am however, extremly book smart (except spelling, I'm super dyslexic so ignore any spelling errors). I just don't know how to handle him sometimes. He doesn't ever see where I'm coming from, never appologizes, and is just a butthead 3/4th of the time. The worst thing about this is that I'm still so inlove with him dispite this. Yeah he annoys the fuck out of me, but he also loves me a lot and when we're not upset with each other things are great. I just hate when he can't even listen to me because hes automatically right and I'm automatically wrong. Whatever, I feel a little better writting this, but it still sucks. I still want to appologize to him for my small attitude with him (what caused the argument, I was trying and he didn't get that and then I got a little attitude, but keep in mind I did just do a mega leg work out so my whole body was exhausted and boxing requires a lot of leg use) but I know that I shouldn't because I told him I was tired, I told him I was trying, and I obviously was listening and trying to do what he said. I guess I just need to find someone else to teach me how to box and then just hang out with him outside of that. Whatever. I just don't know what to do at this point, just in general....hes wonderful, but we do get into a lot of fights, and I'm still decently young, and what happens if I waste my time on him and we break up and then I'll be resentful of all the time I could have been single and doing whatever I wanted, but at the same time, I wouldnt not want to spend this time with him because he is so unbelieveably fun to be around and I do love him and everything he does. I guess I just need to think on it, maybe let him appologize first for once, but seeing as he never thinks he does anything wrong, who knows. 

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It seems to me like there is a bit of a communication breakdown here, however if he doesn't listen to you and you feel like you can't be yourself then that isn't right.  Maybe talk to your friends about it?