I believe he meant destroying a part of the sprite, that is pixels, as in destroying a chunk of the boss ship with your attacks. I already provided an answer in the PM, however let me repeat it here.
You can use a Canvas to copy the sprite image, paste a mask of the part onto it, then erase that part from the image and finally copy the image back to sprite. Don't forget to update the collision mask.
However, this is an advanced game development topic and as such I wouldn't recommend it to beginners. You can try, however I won't offer much more help beyond this advice.