Fury won emphatically with a sixth-round knockout, but it remains to be seen whether he can be enticed back into the ring.
This was Fury’s first fight since defeating Deontay Wilder in the last instalment of their trilogy in Las Vegas last October.
The undefeated 33-year-old Mancunian, whose career record now stands at 32-0-1, told BT Sport Box Office: “I promised my 14-year-old wife Paris that after the Wilder III fight, that would be the end of it – and I meant it.
“But I was asked to fight at Wembley Stadium, my hometown, and I felt I owed it to the fans, and to everyone in the United Kingdom, to come here and fight at Wembley.
“And now that it’s all done, I have to keep my word, and I believe this is it.
“This could be the Gypsy King’s final curtain, and what a way to go out.”
Fury was overjoyed with the way he won. “I think Lennox Lewis would be proud of that right uppercut tonight,” he continued.
If he does retire, the WBC champion believes he will leave a legacy of outstanding heavyweight boxers, including Whyte.
Fury stated: “Dillian is a fighter, and I believe he will win the world title.
“But tonight he met a sporting legend. I’m one of the best heavyweights of all time, and Dillian had to face me tonight.
“He’s as powerful as a bull and has the heart of a lion, but you’re not up against an average heavyweight; you’re up against the best man on the globe.
“With what occurred tonight, you saw that.”